If you needed another reason to visit Mercy Park, some new art may entice you and work is getting started on it.

Both rotary clubs in Joplin are teaming up to fund the creation of a sculpture garden within the park. And club members presented the Sculpture Garden Board with a check for over $98 hundred dollars to pay for the signage at the entrance of the walking path.

“We’ve got about ten bronze sculptures committed to be in the park, the weather obviously, it will probably be spring before we get them all placed but the signs going to be the first thing placed and as soon as we get the check, we’ll be contacting the company that’s that’s developed the sign,” says Bob Headlee, Rotary Sculpture Garden Chair.

Headlee says club members chose the project because it will help make Mercy Park a family destination, not just with those who live in the Four States, but visitors from outside the area.