Community Feedback Wanted - Kids' Cove Playground Dragonfly Public Art Project


The Marquette Public Art Commission (MPAC) will commission a piece of public art inspired by a dragonfly to be placed at the entrance of the new all-inclusive Kids Cove Playground in Mattson Lower Harbor Park. The goal of the sculpture is to engage the City and its visitors, creating a sense of wonder and joy to reinforce the positivity of play while honoring Joani Reynolds Miller, a retired preschool teacher who had a vision of making life for children with disabilities more inclusive in our community. The community is invited to submit feedback on the proposed designs for the Kid’s Cove Dragonfly artwork that will welcome people to the playground for years to come.

MPAC members narrowed down three finalists from a national call for artist qualifications. The three finalists were given creative freedom to respond to the unique facets of our community, spirit of inclusivity, and add their distinct voice to a place that will celebrate public art and foster a love of outdoor play for all. 

To view designs and submit your feedback; follow the link: or find the link to the form via

This form will close on Friday February 9, 2024.  The public is also invited to offer public comment during the MPAC monthly meeting to be held at 6:30pm Wednesday, February 14, 2024 in the City Arts & Culture Center (217 N Front Street), when the final design is to be selected.

Information about the Kids Cove Playground:

Information about the City’s Public Art Program and the Marquette Public Art Commission:


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