LEMONADE CHRONICLES: Lyndale Peace Park dedication scheduled


by Jackie Alfonso | September 10, 2009 • At long last the beautiful new bridge in Lyndale Peace Park will be dedicated on September 20.

Many, many people have put their energy into making this happen. The first part, a glorious flying crane, has been in place for some time.  The new and wonderful bridge to peace is ready to use.  Designed by Kinji Akagawa, the bridge has already won awards for design, and acknowledgement both in other U.S. Cities and in Japan. 

Lemonade Chronicles is a blog written by Jackie Alfonso, a local writer who is deeply concerned about food … and other issues.

The Minneapolis park is one of several international peace sites, and draws many visitors.  The project as a whole has involved schools in several states, members of the neighborhood, and a large group of dedicated volunteers who kept pressing even when it seemed hopeless. 

The dedication is open, on September 20, and the Peace Garden itself has no gate and welcomes many people every day.  The formal display includes the Crane sculpture, bronze instructions for folding Origami cranes, and Peace Stones donated to the park by residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. 

Minneapolis has every right to be proud of this beautiful effort of its citizens.