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Jefferson City, Missouri: Kraken: Poolside Sea Monster

Folk art Kraken sculpture undulates in and out of the grass next to a public swimming pool.

Ellis-Porter Riverside Pool

320 Ellis Porter Drive, Jefferson City, MO
Ellis-Porter Riverside Pool. From E. McCarty St. turn north onto Grant St. and follow it until you enter the park. You'll see a large parking lot on the right; the pool is next to it, and the Kraken is on the north side of the pool.
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Kraken: Poolside Sea Monster

Currently missing due to construction....

[Michael Keller, 09/21/2020]

According to local news reports, the park construction should be completed by Spring 2021. The concrete Kraken has been moved once before; we hope it returns.

Quad Kraken.

Quad Kraken

Originally located on the Quad at Truman State University in Kirksville, the Kraken has moved to its permanent home by the Ellis-Porter Pool. The Kraken was made by the Introduction to Visual Arts class, and is positioned outside of the fenced-in pool, allowing for visitation at all hours.

[Steven Emmons, 10/08/2018]


Sea Serpent on the Quad

The Sea Serpent on the Quad has been replaced with the Quad Kraken. It was created by the Introduction to Visual Arts class offered at Truman State. The Sea Serpent has been moved to a new, permanent home at Gallery 104 (104 N. Franklin St. Kirksville, Missouri). The quad continues to be a great location [for water monsters] since this aquatic bestiary was originally a lake.

[Steven Emmons, 12/26/2016]

Sea Serpent.

Sea Serpent on the Quad

Truman State University may be home of the bulldogs, but it also home to a creature of the deep. This sea serpent is the newest member of the Truman State's Quad -- also home to many fat squirrels and a statue of the university founder. The Quad used to be a lake that was drained in an attempt to save Old Baldwin Hall from a fire, making it a perfect location for this great beast.

[Steven Emmons, 06/23/2016]

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