We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“This place was literally vaporized two years ago.”
Review of Cunningham Park

Cunningham Park
Ranked #2 of 24 things to do in Joplin
Certificate of Excellence
Attraction details
Joplin, Missouri, United States
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“This place was literally vaporized two years ago.”
Reviewed 4 September 2013

The city has done a great job rebuilding the park. There are monuments, a new fountain, a large koi pond, and a water park. There are better than average kids' play equipment dotted through the park. The walking trail is good, and plenty of hills/inclines. There are several gazebos, but there are no trees. Of course there aren't any trees, most of them were dumped about 5 miles east of the park.

Visited August 2013
Helpful?
Thank Brian G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

87 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    63
    20
    4
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Level 6 Contributor
109 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“An Example of Community Pride and Cooperation”
Reviewed 31 August 2013 via mobile

The rejuvenation of Cunningham Park is a testimonial to the community cooperation, sense of pride and help from outside groups in rebuilding Joplin after the devastating tornado of 2011. The park is now so much better especially with the handicap accessibility. The memorial area is humbling.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank knitdr
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Joplin, Missouri
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Fun, unique, new park for kids”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

I think this park is really unique. After they rebuilt it from it being completely wiped out from the tornado, they put a nice western old days type of playground in the park. They also put up a caged basketball court, and interesting memoriams from the tornado. Plus a walking trail and a wishing pond. Great park, well kept

Visited April 2013
Helpful?
1 Thank sosha n
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Level 6 Contributor
149 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Tribute Park”
Reviewed 30 July 2013

This park has become a symbol of the May 22, 2011 tornado that ripped through this park and tore it apart. There have been many trees replanted, and has areas paying tribute to those who lost their lives that day. With a basketball court and plenty of room to picnic and play, it is a spot everyone should stop and see, enjoy,reflect and remember the past.

Visited May 2013
Helpful?
Thank tripleplay423
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Bend, Oregon
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Re-Design is awesome!”
Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is the park that sustained a direct hit from the Joplin tornado of 2011. The redesign on this park is spectacular and will be even more so when the neighborhoods around it are rebuilt and when the trees get bigger. Equipment is top notch, and the memorials are very moving. This will be the best park in Joplin some day because its almost the best park already and its only going to get better.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank KGosh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Been to Cunningham Park? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing