“Let there be Peace on Earth”
inscribes the pillars in this garden
dedicated to the memory of Joan
Collins, who led the Peace Network
of the Ozarks for many years.
Its overarching theme is
intentionally broad to encompass
peace among people of the world;
among our families; within our
community and our country.
The words are inscribed in four
languages — English, Spanish,
Japanese and Arabic.
Alongside the words are
symbols on accompanying
benches, ranging from the
universal dove to the turtle of the
South Pacific to the lion and the
lamb of the Middle East. These benches and pillars
were created with Missouri marble from a local
Located in one of furthest reaches of the park,
near the Dwarf Conifer Garden, the Peace Garden
offers a respite for reflection, tranquility and
connection with the beautiful natural surroundings.