Peace Pagoda by Minoru Okha and Tom Hancock (1980)
The first of its kind in the Western hemisphere, the Milton Keynes Peace Pagoda was built by the monks and nuns of the Nipponzan Myohoji, a spiritual movement. The Peace Pagoda enshrines sacred relics of Lord Buddha presented from Nepal, Sri Lanka and Berlin. The Pagoda frieze is of traditional design and tells the story of Buddha from his birth 2,500 years ago at the foot of the Himalayas to his death at Kusinagara after 50 years of teaching. The Peace Pagoda sits next to the Buddhist Temple which regularly hosts services and spiritual events, see our events calendar for details.
- Public Art in our ParksOur parks are home to nearly 30 pieces of beautiful public art.
- Campbell Park ArtCampbell Park is our central city art park with 11 art pieces
- Willen LabyrinthLandscape architecture can be found at Willen Lake North
- Hiroshima DepartedBy Ronald Rae, this is piece is carved from granite in memory of those who died at Hiroshima
- Medicine WheelConsisting of two concentric circles of stone this feature uses the 'Midsummer Line' which follows the Midsummer sunrise
- Leda and the SwanThis piece was gifted by the artist Michael Morse McDonald to The Parks Trust in 1992.