An International Peace Garden was developed by the Multi-Cultural Committee as a site for quiet times and peaceful reflection. Located on the grounds of the Coral Springs Center for the Arts, the garden contains native Florida trees/plants. The unique features of the Peace Garden are the collection of magnificent carved sculptures from international artists who used materials from all corners of the world in their work. The Garden was dedicated on September 21, 2005 in honor of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace. This site is used to host monthly Silent Peace Walks and Annual International Day of Peace celebrations..
In 2010, a handcrafted copper Peace Pole with the inscription “May Peace Prevail on Earth” written in four languages, was planted for permanent display in the garden. The Peace Pole is the garden’s centerpiece as it stands as a symbol that peace is what everyone desires, independent of the way they express it. They community partners, who co-sponsor the Peace Pole, are the Coral Springs Chinese Cultural Association and One Planet United.
If you have never visited the Coral Springs International Peace Garden, please visit and enjoy the beautiful artwork in a serene environment. The Garden is located at 2855 Coral Springs Drive, adjacent to the Coral Springs Center for the Arts.
International Day of Peace
Every year, the Multi-Cultural Advisory Committee celebrates the International Day of Peace which is commemorated worldwide on September 21st.
Since 2005, we have hosted an early morning celebration at the Peace Garden, using local talent from our schools and houses of worship. The community is encouraged to participate in the International Day of Peace celebration by:
- Joining in the IMAGINE PEACE Wish Tree at City Hall, the Coral Springs NW Regional Library, or simply hang a tag with your wish for peace on your own designated tree indoors or outdoors. Ask a friend or family member to do the same. Keep Wishing!
- Wearing white all day to symbolize “Peace Across Broward Day”
- Performing a Random Act of Kindness towards a friend, neighbor, or fellow student
- Creating Pinwheels for Peace and planting them on your property or the International Peace Garden in Coral Springs
The event is free and open to the public. Please call 954-344-1063 for more information.