New Mural at Gunn Park by Artist Stephen Toal

Stephen Toal in front of the mural he created at Gunn Park for the public to enjoy. Submitted photo.

Stephen Toal saw some graffiti on the wall of the lower level under the No. 1 Shelter House at Gunn Park and decided to use his artistic abilities and do something about it.

“Someone had written some hate graffiti on the wall and I felt the need to cover it with something positive,” Toal said.

“I had spoken with Josh Jones (Mayor of Fort Scott) about doing the project,” Toal said.


One can have a picnic and feed the ducks while enjoying the new mural under the largest rock shelter house in the park, Shelter House #1.

He used his own art materials and spent about 10 hours on the project, he said.

Stephen Toal described himself as ” a long time resident of Fort Scott, a husband, father of three  and three step-children.”


Steven Toal and his wife, Stacy, Submitted photos.

Toal also said he is a “recovering addict/alcoholic, who has been clean and sober three years”

“Art is a way to express myself and helps me stay clean,” he said.

The colorful mural is a depiction of springtime, Toal said.


Springtime by Artist Stephen Toal.


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