The Peace Park Playground at Rockport Park promotes peace and unity in the community by giving children a chance to learn about cultural diversity as they play. It was constructed by 2,500 community volunteers and $175,000 in donations. In includes a two-story Native American teepee with reproduced Peace paintings inside by a Janesville artist, a Peace Pole and plaza. The peace pole is the world’s tallest peace pole at 52 feet and was dedicated on May 28, 2005. Surrounding the pole is a world map and bronze inscriptions promoting peace. This is an example of reclaiming space for the community — a divisive KKK rally that turned violent (mace, fire hoses, arrests . . .) was held on this site in 1992.

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