Julian Feild Park: Veterans Memorial
Julian Feild Park is the oldest park in Mansfield, built in 1960 and named after one of our city's founding fathers. With that historic significance in mind, the park was selected as the location for a future Veterans Memorial.
The project began with a group of residents who formed a nonprofit organization, Mansfield Veterans Memorial and Tribute Foundation, to raise the funds to build a permanent recognition to the men and women who have served our country. In 2021, the City joined forced with the volunteers to help oversee the project and funding, which will most likely come from a future bond election.
Sept. 2021 Update
Draft concepts were presented for feedback to a full crowd at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Park Planners and designers are now compiling that feedback to make adjustments and prepare a final concept, which will be presented to the public when complete. The next step is for the Veterans Memorial project to be proposed to the City Council-appointed Bond Election Steering Committee. If selected, it will be placed on a May 2022 bond election ballot.
Aug. 2021 Update
Mansfield Parks and Recreation and the Mansfield Veterans Memorial Foundation worked in tandem with the designers to develop concepts for the Veterans Memorial at Julian Feild Park. Those concepts will be presented for feedback at an open public meeting. Residents are invited to view the drawings up close, hear from the architect and staff, and share feedback. Further details were shared in a news update here.
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Concept for the memorial created by park planners, design firm and the Mansfield Veterans Memorial Foundation committee. This concept was on display for feedback at the public meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 31. Designers are now working with feedback collected to make final adjustments.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where will the memorial be located?
Julian Feild Park, 1531 E. Broad Street.
What will be included in the space?
The proposed design includes a large plaza with terraced seating for special events, a pond, walking trails through the woods and multiple small spaces for private reflection.
How will the branches be recognized?
The concept calls for a semi-circle of large pylons/monuments to represent each branch .
What will happen to Serenity Gardens?
The Serenity Gardens memorial bricks and garden will remain intact and be incorporated into the new design.
What about the playground?
The existing playground structure at Julian Feild Park will be relocated to James McKnight Park West, 302 N. Wisteria St.
How much will this project cost?
The budget for this concept, including design and construction has not yet been determined.
How will the city pay for it?
The Veterans Memorial project will be proposed to the City Council-appointed Bond Election Steering Committee reviewing possible projects for a May 2022 bond election.
When will construction start?
If approved by voters, the design process could begin as soon as Summer 2022. The entire project will take approximately 18-24 months to complete.
How can I get involved or find more information?
Sign up on our website to receive email notifications about project updates and follow @MansfieldTxParks on social media for news. At this time, we do not have any need for volunteers or opportunities to add private tributes or memorials as part of the concept, but those discussions will happen during the design phase if the project is approved by voters.