Located along the Indian Run in Historic Dublin, Dublin Veterans Park is approximately one acre and is bordered by passive parkland, the Dublin Public Library, Indian Run Cemetery and Dublin Road. The key features of the Grounds of Remembrance define the park’s borders and guide movement throughout the site.
The Memory Wall
Located at the edge of the grounds overlooking Indian Run stream, the Memory Wall’s brass inserts invite visitors to leave personal messages. A limestone bench provides a place for quiet respite and reflection.
The Dedication Wall
Made of smooth limestone, the Dedication Wall pays tribute to the armed forces with bronze medallions of the five branches of service. The smooth structure of the wall was designed to contrast with the iconic rugged limestone border of Indian Run Cemetery. The American flag is proudly displayed at the end of the wall.
A 10-by-60-foot copper-clad structure, the Loggia features the words of Ralph Waldo Emerson’s “Concord Hymn” laser cut through the north wall. A place for ceremony, shelter and collective pause, the Loggia creates a panoramic window to view the grounds.
The Recognition Walk
Lined with Dedication Stones along the path’s edge, the Recognition Walk represents individual journeys. The stones honor veterans with personalized inscriptions and general messages of gratitude. A bronze guide rail provides support and invites touch as visitors walk through the grounds.
Patron’s Sycamore Grove
Surrounding Indian Run Cemetery, the Sycamore Grove provides a natural canopy for the collective gathering space. Sycamores are symbols of longevity, renewal and shelter. The young sycamores create a sacred space and represent new life outside the cemetery. The bark on the trees symbolizes young and old, further uniting past and current generations.
Placed near the Loggia, the limestone memorial pays special recognition to prisoners of war and those missing or killed in action. The Memorial was inspired by a design created by Darron McGlone during his junior year at Dublin Scioto High School.
Lead Design Architect:
PLANT Architect Inc.
Local Architect/Engineer: Jack D Walters and Associates Inc., Dublin OH
Structural Engineer: Blackwell Bowick Engineering, Toronto
Electrical Engineer: McMullen Engineering Co., Westerville OH
Soils Engineer: BBC&M Engineering Inc, Dublin OH
Civil Engineer: Hull and Associates, Dublin OH
General Contractor: McDaniels Construction, Columbus OH
Bronze Contractor: QAF – Quality Architectural & Fabrication, Inc., Franklin OH