Medford to Build $1 Million Krystle Campbell Peace Garden Honoring Officer Sean Collier, Lu Lingzi, Martin Richard and All Victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings
On Friday, April 11 Mayor Michael McGlynn will announce plans to build a $1 million peace garden in memory of Medford native Krystle Campbell. The peace garden will also honor the memory of MIT Police Officer Sean Collier, BU student Lingzi Lu, Martin Richard and all the victims of the Boston Marathon Bombings. The announcement is taking place at 12pm at the Hyatt Place Hotel (116 Riverside Avenue, Medford).
A pathway leading to the garden will be sprinkled with bronze plaques identifying many of the mile markers along the Marathon route from Hopkinton to Heartbreak Hill, to Cleveland Circle and other points that lead to the finish line, which is the Peace Garden. The Peace Garden will consist of a central seating area focused on four fountains, representing the four victims, surrounding a taller, fifth fountain which represents the world and honors all who were injured in the Bombings. Plaques representing the lives of Krystle, Sean, Martin and Lingzi will be laid out as the four points on a compass. The park will include additional seating, plantings, Krystle’s favorite flower, the Sunflower, lighting, fencing, a flag pole, walkways and pedestrian and bicycle connections to the Clippership Park. The theme of the park will be to inspire humanity, diversity and inclusion.
The estimated project cost for the project is approximately $1 million dollars. For further information: Please contact Lisa in Mayor McGlynn’s at (781) 393-2409.