The Jim Bob Art Park & Nature Trails is an ongoing, unfinished project. This is a very rural sculpture garden and wildlife habitat located on Bisbee family property in the "breaks" region of Knox County on the outskirts of Benjamin, Texas. Nature trails and wildlife habitat projects are in the beginning stages. The goal is to bring together contemporary sculpture in a rugged, challenging, yet strikingly beautiful environment and then invite visitors to become more informed about the art, native plant life and native wildlife.


The park is named after my father who died in 2003. He grew up in Benjamin, Texas, went to college at the University of Texas in Austin, joined the military, and went to graduate school at Tulane University. He was a World War II veteran and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel. His name was James Robert Bisbee. Most who knew my dad, knew him as Jim or James, but in Benjamin, he was Jim Bob. When I decided to name the park after him, it seemed appropriate to use his Benjamin nickname.

Welcome Sign
Directional signs among spring flowers.
Rusty
2003
Found metal
Artist: Jackie Berry
Rusty (detail)
2003
Found metal
Artist: Jackie Berry
"Rusty" installation volunteers after the completed project.
Shaman Instruments
2007
Concrete
Artist: Mark Collop
Shaman Instruments (detail)
2007
Concrete
Artist: Mark Collop
Kevin Curry, independent curator, Arlington, Texas, near park loop.
June 15, 2013
John Rath (Art Park Trail Master) at western edge of park.
View of the "breaks" looking north (1)
View of the "breaks" looking north (2)
Sunflowers near wheat field
Winter Scene with Flowers
2019
Winter Scene with Flowers - Close Up
2019
Mesquite trees at northern edge of park
Spring Flowers
March 2012
Spring Flowers - Close Up
March 2012
Pink cloud prior to sunset at southern edge of park
Sunset at western edge
"Rusty"
2004
Found Metal
Jackie Berry