The Parks Foundation Art in the Park Program is a community effort to connect our park system and public areas with visual arts. Sculptures adorn neighborhood parks, community byways, and local businesses and remind our citizens young and old to enjoy their environs and stay young at heart. There are two pieces on the walking trail in Lions Park that were donated by the Parks Foundation.
Outdoor Visual Art Pieces
"Three Monkey Bench--Hear, See, and Speak NO EVIL"
Miller Park entrance
Donated by the Melissa and Patrick Mullins family, the Bob Mullins family and Mike Mullins.
Miller Park by the pond
Donated by Guy and Cindy Fowler
Honoring their children, Jason and Brooke.
"Buddy, Bo & Me"
Given by Kay and Bob Harrell.
"Pig Family" Oak Creek Park Donated by Ginger and Alan Jones
Lions Junction Water Park
Donated by Melissa and Pat Mullins, Sally and Tom Hartley
Learning Trail Whistlestop Park Pavilion
Donated by Dr. Paxton and Carolyn Howard
"Kid Pulling Wagon"
"Let's Go" Pepper Creek Trail Donated by Guy & City Fowler
Lions Park ADA Playground
Railroad & Heritage Museum
Donated by Guy & City Fowler
The Next Art in the Park could be yours!!
Lions Park, AJ Mercer Fields
Lions Park Amphitheater Donated by Guy & City Fowler
A number of locations are perfect for a sculpture and waiting for donors. Colquitt Park, Wilson Park and athletic fields, Sammons Senior Center, Sammons Golf Course, Santa Fe Depot, Jackson Park, and West Temple Park athletic fields are just a few locations still needing art. Statuary can be selected by the donor and can run from $500 - $5000 depending on size and intricacy. Donations of any size accumulate and allow the Foundation to purchase additional pieces, at their discretion, as funds become available. This project is a perfect way to honor or memorialize a parent, child, and/or grandparent. It is also an excellent opportunity to give the City of Temple a gift in gratitude for the life, home, and community we celebrate here.