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Piece of park set aside for peace

Board grants Rotary request

POSTED: January 20, 2014 12:29 a.m.

The plan for Peace Poles has evolved into a Peace Park.

The Rotary Club of South Forsyth has received approval from Forsyth County’s parks board to install a 10-foot steel Peace Pole at Fowler Park in addition to four shorter, wooden poles along the Big Creek Greenway.

The poles are the "internationally recognized symbol for peace," displaying the words "May peace prevail on earth" in several languages on the sides.

More than 400,000 poles have been placed in communities around the world, but club representative Sandi Smith said only about six Peace Parks exist worldwide.

A small area within Fowler Park would provide time for reflection, which isn’t as easy on the greenway as bicycles and joggers hustle past, Smith said.

The club intends to install a steel pole as the focal point of the Peace Park area, as well as a plaque with the Rotary four-way test and some landscaping.

The group hopes to set up the Peace Park in the spring, she said.


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