Jimmy Lee Campbell Memorial Park
119 East Cypress Street, behind the Library in Downtown Coweta.
2009 Park Dedication
During the park’s development, the City was approached by a friend of Jimmy Lee Campbell requesting that the park be named after Jimmy. Mr Campbell lived at this location as a child prior to the City purchasing the property.
Dedicated in February of 2009, this community gathering place pays tribute to Cpl. Jimmy Lee Campbell and eight of his comrades, who all died in the Vietnam War or as a result of that conflict. Coweta lost more men per capita in the Vietnam War than any other community in the entire United States.
It also honors Cpl. Billy K. Carver, Spc. Frank E. Faught, TSG. Dallas S. Perryman, Cpl. Grover W. Boston, Sgt. Phillip D. Sanders, Cpl. Edgar P. Pulliam, Jr., Spc. Donald P. Sloat and Spc. Ruben Wayne Dykes.
A memorial park bench in Cpl. Campbell’s honor and a five-foot monument displaying information on all nine soldiers is prominently displayed in the park.
Nine Armstrong Maple trees were also planted to remember the local heroes.
For further details of the Park dedication click this link to the Coweta American.
After receiving $3,000 from Wal-mart, City staff proposed to Council the purchase of playground equipment to be located on City-owned property behind the Coweta Public Library.
Later a pavilion and a splash pad were added in addition to a fence purchased and installed by the City.
Click here to see photos from the 'Music in the Park' event held at the Park.
141st Street South and 284th East Avenue.
123 South Broadway, Downtown Coweta.
A boulder memorial dedicated to all veterans of all wars was dedicated on June 14th 2011, by Rolling Thunder.
113 North Broadway, Downtown Coweta