Peace Links and Resources: 
Peace gardens, parks and monuments 
This page is a collection of Web links and resources which you may find useful for teaching or learning about peace, non-violence and tolerance, through the continued development of gardens, parks and monuments around the world to help express our collective wish for peace. 

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Peace gardens, parks and monuments 

  •  A booklet which details the establishment of the Hiroshima Peace Park and all its memorials is Hiroshima Peace Reader by Yoshiteru Kosakai (Hiroshima Peace Culture Foundation) - obtained from Hiroshima Peace Museum.

  • There is lots of information about Sadako and the Children's Peace Monument in Children of the paper crane by Masamoto Nasu (ISBN 0-873327152 or 1-56324-801-8) available through Informed Democracy  via

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  •  The National Peace Garden Monument site offers a Resource List with lessons 

  • in a Peace Curriculum
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  • There are photographs of Sadako's statue at the Hiroshima Peace Park at:
  • There are pictures of the Sadako statue and Peace Park in Seattle, Washington at:
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  •  See children's artwork of the Hiroshima Peace Park at:
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  • Visit the Hiroshima Peace Park at:
  • For photographs and maps of Nagasaki Peace Park have a look at: 
  • Less well known peace parks in Japan are the Kuriyama Peace Park (in Japanese but with lots of images), and the Goremba Peace Park in Hakone National Park.  

  • Visit the Okinawa Peace Memorial Park 

  • The Sadako Peace Garden  in California honours all those who work for Peace and a world free of nuclear weapons.  They have kindly agreed to receive cranes folded as part of this project. 

  • The Children's Peace Statue, now in Santa Fe, New Mexico will hopefully end up at Los Alamos, the birthplace of the atomic bomb. 

  • Visit the Web site for the Prairie Peace Park near Lincoln, Nebraska for some highly creative and inspiring concepts and educational materials. 

  • They have kindly offered this amazing garden near the geographic centre of the USA as a destination for our folded cranes. 
  • The Peace Abbey (Sherborn, Massachusetts) offers a lot of inspiration - visit the Pacifist Memorial, Memorial Walls, and the Memorial to Unknown Civilians Killed in War and to Victims of Violence, along with the Stonewalk project. 

  • Find out how the Cape Cod Academy in Osterville Massachusetts are working to create a Children's Peace Monument .

  • Why not create a haven of Peace in your own community as part of the 

  • International School Peace Gardens   project?  Their Web page contains 
    some great ideas and creative concepts which you could explore, including Watershed Peace Pathways, Creature Corridors, and Marine Peace Parks. 
  • Have a look at the Children's Peace Garden Project - bringing young people together to build lasting partnerships through peace and environment education. 

  • Sample some school peace gardens at:
  • An International Peace Garden has been created over 2,300 acres on the Canada-USA border as a monument to peace and international cooperation. 

  • You can also visit Peace Arch Provincial Park on the same border. 
  • Even bigger is the International Peace Park at Waterton-Glacier in the USA and Canada - also try the NPS site. 

  • Si-A-Paz ('Yes-to-Peace') is another International Peace Park, on the border between  Nicaragua and Costa Rica. 

  • Visit the proposed National Peace Garden Monument in Washington DC and check out this ambitious vision for 'a monument to celebrate peace and peace makers'. 

  • Also visit the National Peace Garden Foundation
  • The unofficial 'Peace Park' (Lafayette Park) in Washington DC, USA has been the site of a continuous vigil for peace since 1981. 

  • The Cheyenne Botanic Gardens is developing a Peace Garden

  • See also the Matthew Jordan Brown Peace Park in Roanoke Virginia USA. 

  • The Peace Cairn in Ireland is quite a different form of monument - an idea which could be adapted to other places. 

  • Wagga Wagga, NSW Australia is the First Rotary Peace City of the World

  • an exciting and growing concept.  There are links here to other Peace Cities. 
  • In Colorado, visit the developing Peace Garden at Waneka Lake in Lafayette, and the Peace Garden and Sculpture in Nederland. 

  • Gallipoli Peace Park  is being created near the site of this famous battleground in Turkey. See also the Gallipoli Peninsula Peace Park site. 

  • At another well-known site, the My Lai Peace Park  is a Vietnamese- American friendship project.  See also the Vietnamese-American Peace Park site. 

  • For another Vietnam project see how Peace Trees Vietnam are transforming minefields. 

  • You may get some inspiration from the Earthen Dove Effigy Mound and the Highground.

  • Take a break at the Silver Springs Presbyterian Church peace garden and learn from its symbolism. 

  • The Peace Gardens  public square in Sheffield UK is part of the Heart of the City project. 

  • There is a Peace Garden in Nathan Phillips Square, Toronto, Canada. 

  • A group based in Geneva is planning a World Peace Memorial for 2001. 

  • The Stupa Project for World Peace includes a peace garden at Samye Ling, Scotland. 

  • The Middle East region is an obvious focus for peace wishes.  There are a number of peace park projects growing there, including:
  • What about a peace garden which moves around the world?! - that's the amazing approach of the International Peace Garden Foundation - 'bridging the world through cultural exchange'. 

  • You can also send real seeds to Bosnia Peace Gardens

  • Visit the Rainbow Warrior memorial in New Zealand and follow links to the history and photographs of this nuclear protest boat and its sinking.  There is more at the Greenpeace Rainbow Warrior site. 

  • Find out about the Peace Bell at the United Nations in New York. 

  • You can visit more at:
    • Places of Peace thanks to People for Peace
    • the Peacework list of Centers, Museums, and Public Memorials for Nonviolent Peacemaking in the US; a Visitor's Guide. 
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    Other pages of Peace Links and Resources:
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     Peace activities and ideas  |
     Hiroshima and Nagasaki, The Bomb and radiation  |

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