Geri Moulton Children Park: Geri Moulton Children Park in Midtown Mobile, the revamped Geri Moulton Children’s Park on the USA Health campus got its grand reopening today after a spell of renovations.
Way back in 2001, this wooded haven, adorned with majestic oaks and scenic walking paths, opened its arms to families in Mobile, offering a peaceful escape.
Geri Moulton Children’s Park’s 50 life-sized statues
Stretching from Springhill Avenue to Center Street, right at the doorstep of USA Health Children’s & Women’s Hospital, this haven boasts over 50 life-size bronze sculptures, depicting the joys of childhood, families, and critters, creating a haven for employees, patients, and the entire community.
The park got a fresh breath of life with these upgrades:
- A bigger pond with sculptures all around
- Added water features, with water from the elephant and alligator flowing into the pond
- They even patched up those cracked sidewalks throughout
The “heart” of the USA Health Midtown campus
“One of the first things that captured my attention when I joined USA Health was this beautiful park. As the health system has grown, the Mitchell Cancer Institute and Strada Patient Care Center now stand on either side, making Geri Moulton Children’s Park truly the heart of our midtown campus.” By Owen Bailey, MSHA, F.A.C.H.E., CEO of USA Health
Geri Moulton, the spirited wife of the late Gordon Moulton, the University of South Alabama’s second president, graced the occasion with tales about the park.
“This Mobile treasure would not be here today if not for the tireless efforts of Geri Moulton and a close group of her friends and artists and their dream to bring a sculpture park to our city and academic health system. Many more generations to come will enjoy the park because of their dedication to enhancing the quality of life in our community.” By John V. Marymont, M.D., MBA, vice president for medical affairs and dean of the College of Medicine at the University of South Alabama
This ain’t just any park—it’s the heartbeat of the USA Health Midtown campus, a special spot that means more to folks than just a place in the open air.