Family members of Asa Scholz, the young man whose memorial bench stands at the head of the Peace Symbol on the northwest hilltop, went to work on Sunday January 16 to pull weeds and restore order and beauty to the artwork. Unknown hands assembled this rough sculpture around the turn of the century using rocks carried in from somewhere else. Relentless weeds and occasional vandals imperil the work, but its stewards display great resiliency and always restore it.
Here’s what it looked like before Asa’s family went to work:
The Chavez Park Conservancy contributed and delivered the mulch.
More about this Peace Symbol here.