CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A suburban St. Louis park is undergoing major renovations that include a $400,000 art project.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports  that Shaw Park in Clayton is getting several improvements, including an 18 1/2-foot-high bronze and steel sculpture by internationally known artist James Surls. The $400,000 public art project is being funded by the Centene charitable foundation through a nonprofit that partners with the city.

The 47-acre park is also getting other improvements, including a 1.8-mile recreational trail, new tennis courts and an adult fitness area. The park’s Century Garden is also getting re-landscaped and will be the site of the new sculpture.

The renovations are being funded with a combination of municipal and private money, park grants and a grant from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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