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Lyndale Park Peace Garden

Work 4124 Roseway Road Minneapolis MN 55409 Work Phone: 612-230-6400 Website:

Biographical Info

The Peace Garden was originally named the Rock Garden for its light-colored and irregularly-shaped ancient rocks that create a perfect micro-climate for alpine plants and dwarf conifers.

The garden features The Spirit of Peace, a bronze sculpture by local artist Caprice Glaser, dedicated in 2006.The sculpture portrays the ancient craft of origami and illustrates the folding of a peace crane. The walking path around the sculpture has origami paper and information plaques on peace stones that depict the steps in making a peace crane enabling visitors to create their own. Words of peace in 23 languages are engraved on stones at the base. The sculpture represents the international tradition honoring Sadako Saski, a girl who developed cancer as a result of radiation released by the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima. Told of a Japanese legend that people who fold a thousand paper cranes will be granted a wish, she folded over one thousand cranes before her death at age 12.

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