Close to 800 thousand people visit the Botanical Gardens in Springfield yearly.  A dedication ceremony to open the new fountain was Friday at the Nathanael Greene/ Close Memorial Park .

You can enjoy and view the fountain at the south of the Botanical Center along the South Creek Greenway Trail.

The fountain was named after Thomas J. Kachel, a former professor at Missouri State University for over 30 years.  Thomas J Kachel, passed away in 2017, and his estate has given out over $1.1 million to various charities.