Wild art: Circle of Love taking shape

Duncan’s new Circle of Love feature, which will help fill Fuqua Park, is already taking shape. The Circle of Love project, aimed to create a community gathering point, will be a 35 foot diameter circle built from pavers with a granite heart and circle in the middle. The project will include a seating wall on one side and a wooden pergola on the other and will serve as a place community members can host weddings, vow renewals, classes, yoga, Thai chi, prayer groups, photoshoots and more. Special events can be scheduled through the Stephens County Historical Museum when the Circle of Love opens, otherwise it will be open to anyone wanting to use it.

In an effort to bolster funds and get more community members involved, paver sales for a local project which will be nestled into Fuqua Park will continue even though the original deadline passed.

Duncan Enhancement Trust Authority (DETA) is making headway on the project which was approved by City of Duncan council members at the end of September 2019. The project is known as “Circle of Love,” and crews are actively building it at Fuqua Park near the gazebo and the water feature.

The Circle of Love project will be a 35 foot diameter circle built from pavers. The project will include a wooden arbor, a seating area landscaping with crapemyrtles and a monument feature. The attraction aims to serve the community by acting as a place where families can make memories, either as a place to shoot family photos, a place to host weddings or as a place which will allow people to gather and socialize, according to DETA’s Chair Carolyn Rodgers.

Those interested in the project can get involved by purchasing a paver for the Circle of Love. Options of pavers include a large paver which is nine inches by nine inches, costs $100 and includes four lines of text or a medium sized paver, which is nine inches by six inches, costs $50 and includes two lines of text. Each line of text is limited to 10 characters per line.

Checks for donations or for pavers can be made payable to the 501.c.3 nonprofit  “Color Duncan Beautiful” and mailed to 2206 Carolin Drive, Duncan, OK 73533.

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