Midway Peace Park
Midway Peace Park
Union Park's newest park is now open! Located at 416 Griggs St, Midway Peace Park will have its official grand opening in Spring 2021.
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Read more about the history of Midway Peace Park here.
How the park got its name
At our board meeting on January 3 2018 the community heard a presentation about the voting process to select the name for the future park at Griggs. The presentation outlined the top names that came out of the balloting at each location.
After the presentation, our Board vote unanimously to endorse Peace as a possible name. Then the board voted to also reccommend Unity which received the second highest number of votes. Midway received the third highest amount of votes.
The Saint Paul Parks and Recreation Commission voted to make the name Midway Peace Park, recognizing the common geographic name for the area as well as the inspirational word peace.
In March 2018 Saint Paul City Council endorsed Midway Peace Park as the name for the future park.
512 people cast their ballot for their favorite two names from the final selection of five:
People think of the word "Peace" as being inspirational, calming, and a way to bring people together across cultures.
“It is universal...We need it to live our lives. It makes everything better.”
Midway is a popular name for the area. For many, it fosters a strong sense of belonging and pride.
“I am Midway proud. I’ve lived here my whole life and it is the name of this area.”
Many people want the park to celebrate the diversity of the area through art. The word "Mosaic" reflects both the mosaic of cultures in the area and inspires art for the space.
“It is about coming together to form something beautiful...It celebrates our diversity.”
"Tiwahe" is the Dakota word for immediate family -- the people you are dwelling with. This name honors the Daktoa people who first inhabited the area.
“It is about people coming together...I like the idea of a Native American name because they need more representation.”
"Unity Park" represents coming together across cultures into one community.
“Because it is everyone's park and we all need a place to come together… It is diverse, neutral, universal, and for the community.”
Here are two articles on the park: