Peace Garden

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“Let there be Peace on Earth” inscribes the pillars in this garden dedicated to the memory of Joan Collins, who led the Peace Network of the Ozarks for many years.

Its overarching theme is intentionally broad to encompass peace among people of the world; among our families; within our community and our country.

The words are inscribed in four languages — English, Spanish, Japanese and Arabic.

Alongside the words are symbols on accompanying benches, ranging from the universal dove to the turtle of the South Pacific to the lion and the lamb of the Middle East. These benches and pillars were created with Missouri marble from a local quarry.

Located in one of furthest reaches of the park, near the Dwarf Conifer Garden, the Peace Garden offers a respite for reflection, tranquility and connection with the beautiful natural surroundings.

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