The USC Upstate Rotary International Peace Park
The USC Upstate Rotary International Peace Park is a beautiful six-acre park taking shape on the campus of the University of South Carolina Upstate. Once completed, this park will be a place to relax, contemplate, watch, wish and pray for peace and understanding. And it is the job of Landscape Services to make sure that the plants and trees thrive in this developing environment.
The Upstate Rotary Peace Park is made possible by a unique partnership between USC Upstate and four Spartanburg area Rotary Clubs (North Spartanburg, Spartanburg West, Inman and East Spartanburg) and was officially dedicated on April 17, 2008. The park already boasts nearly 400 newly-planted trees, a seeded lawn with sprinklers, various gardens, park benches, walking paths an outdoor classroom ampitheatre, a conifer collection, shrub roses, ornamental grasses, two boardwalk/bridges and a fountain in the small lake.
Irrigation for the park includes 18 zones of rotor, spray and drip irrigation. The pond has a 5 HP Otterbine lighted floating fountain to keep the water oxygenated.
The Upstate Rotary Peace Park is maintained by Gene Kowalski, with student help occasionally.
View the landscape architect's rendering here.
View the conceptual plan, including plant schedule, here.
View the USC Upstate Rotary Peace Park Photo Gallery here.
For a list of plants in the Peace Park, click here.
Visit the USC Upstate Rotary Peace Park Web site.