Butterfly Garden and Overlook

Butterfly Garden and Overlook (HM2200)

Location: Joplin, MO 64804 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 3.833', W 94° 31.794'

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A TKF Foundation Open Spaces, Sacred Places Garden

The Butterfly Garden and Overlook is an open space, sacred place for individuals to work through the pain of grieving. Four tasks help us move into the next phase of life, each represented as architectural and natural elements throughout the garden. Task one, "Accepting the Reality of the Loss", begins as visitors pass through the portal of the lost home, the front door.
The path takes you on a journey around the site, allowing for Task two, "Processing the Pain of Grief". Areas with a bench and journal act as a destination and provide a sacred space in nature to, Task three, "Adjust to a World Without What we Lost". Visitors are encouraged to write and reflect in the journal.
The "penciled" outline of homes represent all homes erased by the storm. The plaques educate future generations on the destruction, acts of heroism, survival and the "Miracle of the Human Spirit" while providing an "Enduring Connection to What we Lost, We move on but do not forget", Task four. Butterfly attracting flowers create the unifying circle of the butterfly garden, providing an encompassing sense of boundary, safety and enclosure.
Thirty eight segments of the waterfall represent the minutes the tornado was on the ground. A void at minute 7 is the moment it struck this park.
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HM NumberHM2200
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Placed ByTKF Foundation and the City of Joplin
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 363985 N 4103053
Decimal Degrees37.06388333, -94.52990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 3.833', W 94° 31.794'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 3' 49.98" N, 94° 31' 47.64" W
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Area Code(s)417
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2431 S Porter Ave, Joplin MO 64804, US
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