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Joplin City Council Approves Plans for New Park

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Joplin, MO -    Joplin will get a new park different from all the others in the city.  
Property where the Stained Glass Theatre and St. John's  hospital once sat will be transformed into what's called a passive park, with trails, a lake and fountains.       
 Unlike Cunningham and others, this park will not have playgrounds.
 There won't be  any more memorials than those already in Cunningham, but it will connect to the Mercy garden chapel.  
 The price  of four-point-eight million dollars is a million more than first anticipated.
But officials say it includes features that will increase its use.  

"We need increased security  at night with the parks and this was an opportunity to do that with the federal   hud funding  tahtas available the pond feature the restrooms  pavilion those are big  expensive items but leadership and council agrees that we need to have those elements into the park," said Tony Robyn, assistant director of planning, development and neighborhood services.

The Department of  Housing and Urban Development  will review the plans since federal tornado funds would be used.

     A decision is expected in forty-five days, then  a groundbreaking, with a scheduled completion date of May 22nd, 2016.  




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