July 23 2004

Tijuana Will Have An International Peace Park

A San Diego-based non-profit group begins building this week a special park to focus on international cooperation. The park, to be called Tijuana Pacific Rim Park, will be built during the next four weeks by a group of architecture students from Mexico, Russia, China, and the U.S., working under the supervision of renowned San Diego artist James Hubbell. Mr. Hubbell is known in Tijuana for his design of Colegio La Esperanza

Three similar parks have been built in Vladivostok (Russia), Yantai (China), and at Shelter Island in San Diego. Students will present the design for the park July 13 at Universidad Iberoamericana in Las Playas. If the design is approved, construction of the park will begin the following day and is expected to be complete by August 3.

Tijuana Pacific Rim Park is sponsored jointly by the Pacific Rim Park non-profit organization, Ilan-Lael Foundation, Mission Valley Rotary, along with Rotary Clubs in Tijuana and Rosarito Beach jointly sponsoring the project in celebration of the Rotary Centennial Anniversary. Universidad Iberoameri-cana and Caminos y Puentes Federales in Tijuana are also significant contributors and citizens on both sides of the border have helped.

The Dedication Ceremony is planned for Aug 3rd at 11:00 am. Key government and civic officials from Tijuana and representatives from all four countries will attend this ceremony.

For more information about the Pacific Rim Park organization, visit www.pacificrim park.org.

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