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Kansas City, Missouri: 25-Foot-Tall Penguin and Kangaroo

Fiberglass cartoon animals in a playground. Built by Kansas City engineer Vernon Jones in 1965 and still standing.

Penguin Park

Address:
4124 NE Vivion Rd, Kansas City, MO
Directions:
Penguin Park. Northeast of the city. I-35 exit 11, then west one mile on US-69/NE Vivion Rd. The park will be on the left.
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Penguin statue.

Penguin Park: 25-Foot Penguin Statue

Kansas City Park featuring a 25-foot-tall fiberglass penguin statue, as well as other whimsical animal statues/playground equipment such as a kangaroo and elephant.

[Deborah Tragasz, 03/28/2021]

The giant penguin and kangaroo statues were built in the mid-1960s. July 2023: Photo added.

Kangaroo statue.

Penguin Park

Penguin Park is an amazingly unique park, complete with giant 20-foot tall fiberglass animals: penguins, elephants, a kangaroo and a giraffe. The kangaroo has a slide inside of it, and there are loads of merry-go-rounds, swings, and both modern and old-school play equipment. Restrooms and water fountains are on site.

[Eric Bolstridge, 04/26/2010]

July 2023: Photo added.


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