Public Meeting Set for October 27 to Discuss Concepts for Memorial Hall’s Future

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(Joplin, MO) – In planning for the future of Memorial Hall, Joplin Parks and Recreation is hosting a Public Meeting on Tuesday, October 27 to discuss the various options that are being considered for the building. People are welcome to come at 5:15 pm to view displays and the presentation will begin at 6:00 pm.  

The meeting will be held in the Memorial Education Center, 825 Pearl Avenue, formerly Memorial High School. Please use the west entrance of the building. Parking is available in the lot on the west side of Pearl Street.

City of Joplin staff, along with the consultant group SFS Architecture, will discuss the results from the second survey that asked citizens about their opinions on preliminary concepts. The survey is still open and citizens are encouraged to take a few minutes to complete the questionnaire, here.

For nearly 100 years, Memorial Hall has played a diverse role in our community. It was built in 1925 as a war veteran memorial to honor the men and women who gave their lives for our freedoms. The building has hosted many types of events throughout the years, including athletic games and competitions, concerts, and family activities.

For more information about the Memorial Hall study, go to or contact Parks and Recreation Director Paul Bloomberg at 417.625.4750.


Lynn Onstot, Public Information Officer
City of Joplin
417-624-0820, ext. 204

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