through soaring skied dome
enter vast Sunken Gardens
in another world
The Sunken Gardens was constructed
in 1930 as a WPA project for unemployed
men during the Great Depression.
The garden has two reflecting pools and
a cascading waterfall.
It features an annual floral display of
more than 30,000 individual plants
which is redesigned each year to suit
a new theme.
Completed in 2005, a major renovation
of the garden included two new statues
and the entry pavilion with its metal
dome representing the four seasons of
the city’s skyline.
In 2003, bicycle sculptures were created
as part of a public art project to celebrate
our city’s nationally recognized trail
A total of 71 sculptures are scattered across
the metro area. Over the years, they have
become beloved fixtures of the community.
‘OOPS!’ and ‘Balancing the Books’ are two
of my favorites.