The long awaited Grand Re-opening of Scenic Park in north Neosho is slated from 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 28 at the park.

The long awaited Grand Re-opening of Scenic Park in north Neosho is slated from 1-3 p.m. Friday, July 28 at the park.  
New playground equipment has been installed and older equipment has been refurbished. Horseshoe pits are a new feature.  
There will also be a ribbon cutting from the Neosho Area Chamber of Commerce.  
"We finally got this finished," Rachel Holcomb, Neosho City Clerk said. "Everyone needs to come out and take a chance to dunk Councilman Tom Workman and Mayor Ben Baker."
Free hamburgers, hot dogs, and ice cream will be available. Face painting will also be on tap.
The public will have a chance to suggest themes for murals which are to be painted on both buildings at the park. Crowder College art students will be painting the murals as a learning experience.
"I'm looking forward to it," Baker said. "It will be a great improvement for that side of town."
The public is encouraged to attend the event.
The Neosho Parks and Recreation Department is also considering a possible change of location for city baseball and soccer fields. "Sally (Sally Pennington, Parks director) and I will be reaching out to the public," City Manager Dana Daniels said. "Both the baseball and soccer fields sustained a lot of damage during the flooding so we will be asking the question - is Morse Park the best location? We will also be seeking input from the council."