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“Wish Tree” Making Return To Creason Park For Holiday Season


For the second year, Metro Parks and Recreation is creating a “Wish Tree” in Joe Creason Park for visitors to share their future hopes and dreams for themselves, their families and the world around them.

Those wishing to participate are encouraged to travel to Creason Park to visit the tree, a Dogwood tree directly in front of the Metro Parks and Recreation Administration Building, located off Trevilian Way across from the Louisvile Zoo.

“Last year we had more than 500 tags attached to the tree by the end of the process,” said Seve Ghose, director of Metro Parks and Recreation. “That inspired us to do it again this year, and we’re looking forward to seeing Louisville residents express their positive vision for the future.”

Tags for the tree and pencils will be provided on site, but those who participate are encouraged to bring anything they wish to create the tags.

Participants can tie them to the tree’s branches from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. beginning today and continuing through Friday, December 30. At the close of that time period, the wishes will be collected and sent to the Imagine Peace Tower in Reykjavik, Iceland, as well as shared on social media.

The Imagine Peace Tower is an outdoor work of art conceived by Yoko Ono in honor of her late husband, the musician John Lennon, and symbolizes her continuing campaign for world peace dedicated to his memory.

Additionally, Metro Parks and Recreation will be hosting an open house at its headquarters, located at 1297 Trevilian Way, on Wednesday, December 14 from 5-7 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and Metro Parks employees will be on hand to give tours of the Creason Administration Building (Collings House).

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