The City Council unanimously approved eight-acre Julian Feild Park as the site for the proposed Mansfield Veterans Memorial, following the recommendation of the Public Memorials Subcommittee.
“After months of evaluating several locations across the city, the subcommittee recommends and is ready to move forward with the project at this site, “ said Councilman Terry Moore, subcommittee chairman. “This property is centrally located and in an established park. The opportunities it presents are numerous.”
Members of the Public Memorials Subcommittee include Councilman Terry Moore, chairman; Councilman Larry Broseh, Councilman Mike Leyman, Anne Weydeck, Tim Milligan and Darryl Haynes.
The process now moves into the design phase. Moore said the subcommittee recommended working with graduate students at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Landscape Architecture Program, who will make the Mansfield Veterans Memorial part of their course syllabus for spring 2019. Students from the class completed a similar project for the City of Richardson in 2017, which won an award from the American Society of Landscape Architects in 2018.
Fundraising efforts are expected to begin soon, once a design and cost has been determined.
“We will keep everyone informed as we go forward. The Mansfield community is supportive of our veterans,” Moore said. “We want them involved. Anyone interested in joining our efforts or any veteran in the community who wants to be added to our Mansfield veterans list, send us an email with your contact information to [email protected].”