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“A Park that's worth experiencing!!”

International Peace Gardens at Jordan Park
Ranked #61 of 172 things to do in Salt Lake City
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Owner description: Park honoring over 26 different countries in an attempt to foster peace and friendship among all countries.
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I've been going to this Park since i was a kid & I love taking my own children there to share some of my own childhood memories with them!!

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Reviewed 9 June 2014

The park is nice and does share a riverbank that offers a nice little walking path. It is also surrounded by additional community park area which can distract from the Peace Gardens. So this park includes statuary and display's commemorating several other countries, including Great Britain, Japan, China, Vietnam, Switzerland, Russia, and others. The park is nice but it suffers greatly from either funding or just general inattention from the city. There are several small ponds that are built into the display's that are devoid of liquid. The concrete pools are clearly in a state of disrepair and should either be filled in or repurposed. The neighborhood is sketchy and not the place that you are going to wander through, and that is unfortunate. The Peace Gardens themselves are not easily found, and you can drive right past the general area without ever knowing they are there. A little additional signage would very likely drive higher rates of traffic and perhaps some donations. Not a bad little place, and there was a wedding going on while we were walking through, but some attention is needed from the city/state.

2  Thank JpocJedi
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Reviewed 2 June 2014

I was rather disappointed with this park after reading about it in both reviews and tour books. A lot of it is in disrepair and most of the plaques representing the different countries were missing. It looks like they have a funding problem. It was clean however but smaller than I thought it would be. I wouldn't care to return to it as there is so many other parks to enjoy.

2  Thank james s
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Reviewed 20 September 2013

Stroll around and enjoyed. It is like a peaceful place and seems relaxing. You can see different flags of each countries.Not too many people and you can go in free.

2  Thank Marilyn P
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Reviewed 20 April 2013

I have fond memories of visiting the International Peace Gardens when I was growing up in the 50s and 60s, and even in the 70s when I showed it to my wife it was still beautiful. I looked forward to reacquainting myself with it during a rare trip to Utah this week. Sadly, the grounds are now woefully unattended and in a state of disrepair and decay. Even though it was the latter half of April, few flowers were in evidence. There was no water in any of the ponds (will that change as summer approaches?), and markers and carvings displayed the natural changes attendant to abandonment. The profusion of brightly colored flowers in many other places in the city is in stark contrast to the gardens here. To me, the gardens seemed almost an archaeological site, suggestive of past glories that were long gone and visited mainly by scattered wedding parties with cameras focused primarily on the people in any convenient outdoor setting. I can understand the effects of governmental budget cuts, but what has happened to the local Danes, Swedes, African-Americans, Latin Americans, and Asians who once came together to help maintain their sections of the park? The current state of the park is a disgrace and should be a scandal. It cries out for a community effort similar to the one that rescued Gilgal Gardens, now one of the most popular places to visit in Salt Lake City. It's still worth a visit, not to see beautiful gardens, but rather to imagine how lovely these gardens were in the past. It will take some imagination.

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