Peace Park (Seattle)


Peace Park (Seattle)

Peace Park is a park located in the University District of Seattle, Washington, at the corner of N.E. 40th Street and Roosevelt Way N.E. at the northern end of the University Bridge. Built by Floyd Schmoe, winner of the 1988 Hiroshima Peace Prize, and dedicated on August 6, 1990, 45 years after the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, it is home to a full-size bronze statue of Sadako Sasaki sculpted by Daryl Smith. After the statue was vandalized in December 2003, a number of people, including Sadako's family, requested the statue be relocated to the more heavily-trafficked Green Lake Park. Ultimately the Seattle Parks Department decided the statue should remain in the Peace Park, and upon restoration was returned there in mid-January 2005.

External links

* [http://www.sadako.org/seattlepeacepark.htm Peace Park page at World Peace Project for Children]
* [http://www.cityofseattle.net/parks/parkspaces/PeacePark.htm Seattle Peace Park] , information on the official site of the City of Seattle.


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