Peace Park Playground at Rockport Park - Janesville, WI
Posted by: adgorn
N 42° 40.079 W 089° 03.286
16T E 331617 N 4725992
Quick Description: The Janesville community gained a truly unique playground with completion of Peace Park Playground at Rockport Park.
Location: Wisconsin, United States
Date Posted: 8/13/2008 9:00:33 AM
Waymark Code: WM4EJJ
The playground promotes peace and unity in the community by giving children a chance to learn about cultural diversity as they play. It was constructed by 2,500 community volunteers and $175,000 in donations.
Unique features include a two-story Native American teepee with reproduced Peace paintings inside by Janesville's own Gary Gandy and a Peace Pole and plaza. The peace pole, located at the site of a KKK rally, is the world's tallest at 52 feet and was dedicated on May 28, 2005. Inscription says "May Peace Prevail on Earth." Surrounding the pole is a world map and bronze inscriptions promoting peace. See waymark WM4EJ9.
Other popular features include a roller slide and spring teeter-totter. This play area is intended for children ages 6-12. Peace Park Playground is be low maintenance, disabled-accessible, and is entirely covered with rubber safety surfacing.
Park Entrance: N 42° 40.308 W 089° 03.630
Hours of Operation: From: 9:00 AM To: 5:00 PM
Restrooms Available: yes
Recommended for travelers?: yes
Playground Owned/Managed By:
City of Janesville, WI
Playground Web Page: [Web Link]
Seasonal?: Not Listed
Business?: Not Listed
Entrance Fee: Not Listed
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