Creating A Peaceful Place
What is now an overgrown patch of land between Falls Park and Cleveland Park will become a unique three-acre Cancer Survivors Park. The master plan for the park will bring improved access to the Swamp Rabbit Trail and across the Reedy River as well as new sculpture and gathering spaces for education and celebration.
Creating A Sacred Place
Gardens remind us of the sacredness of life. They offer peace and a space to engage mind, body, and spirit in the journey toward healing. Faith leaders and community members came together for the Blessing of the Grounds on the Cancer Survivors Park and all who will enter its gates.
Creating A Healing Place
The purpose of the Cancer Survivors Park is to remind everyone that even cancer cannot keep us from living life fully and focusing on what is really of value in our lives. In creating the park, our community has embraced that healing spirit, coming together in unique ways to create a place of healing for everyone.
Living with cancer involves more than battling the disease. It also involves dealing with fear, uncertainty, and feelings of loss of control over one's life. The Cancer Survivors Park is designed to provide hope and inspiration to anyone touched by cancer – as a survivor, a caregiver, or someone who lost a loved one to the disease.