Jenny Kirkland, Discovery Park Of America Co-Founder, Dies

Aug 20, 2019

Jenny Kirkland
Credit Courtesy of Discovery Park of America, cropped

The co-founder of the Discovery Park of America has died following a brief battle with cancer.

The Park said Jenny Kirkland will be remembered for her kindness, sweet nature and her “significant role in creating a place all of us here have come to love.”

She and her husband established the Robert E. & Jenny D. Kirkland Foundation which funded the construction of the $100 million dollar park that opened in 2013. Kirkland served as president of the foundation until her death. Robert Kirkland died in 2015.

Funeral services are at 3 pm on Wednesday at St. James' Episcopal Church in Union City.