A two-acre playground with a spiritual theme was added to the Shrine grounds in the summer of 2002. This recreational area is fun for children of all ages. It provides parents and grandparents a backdrop for some religious instruction. The seven days of creation are colorfully depicted in a rubberized walking surface that circles the playground. At the entrance to this wonderful play area is a life-size sculpture of a kneeling Jesus, created by artist Tom Foppe.