Named after its founder, the Rodney Cook Sr. Peace Park in Historic Vine City (“Cook Peace Park”), in commemorating the rich history of Peace in Georgia, is dedicated to the promotion of peace and cooperation through leadership, international collaborations, and action to help solve the greatest challenges of our time.
Being a headquarters of multiple peace institutes and think tanks and a first of it’s kind K-20 peace education initiative, the park showcases Georgia’s 300-year tradition of peace while also establishing Atlanta as the “Global City of Peace.”View Mission
Continuing a Global Legacy of Peace Through the Example of The Atlanta Way
The Peace Park will include monuments, 18 statues of Georgia peacemakers, and libraries that will educate, inspire, and bring together the local community in Atlanta and visitors from around the world.
The 115-foot tall Peace Column is topped by a statue of Chief Tomochichi of the Yamacraw/Creek Tribe, considered Georgia’s co-founder with General James Oglethorpe. Chief Tomochichi began the 300-year tradition of peace in Georgia. The Peace Column will contain the 8,000 volume library of C.T. Vivian as well as the 3,000 volume library of the Martin Luther King, Jr. family.
Georgia Nobel Peace Pantheon
The pantheon, located at the park’s highest point, will have 5 of the 18 statues of Georgia’s Nobel Peace Laureates, as well as think-tank incubator office space for international organizations to develop peace and education initiatives.
Ambassador Andrew Young
An expansive building that will contain the archive of Andrew Young, exhibit the Arnett Tinwood art collection, provide housing for visiting peace ambassadors, and provide four levels of underground parking for the Peace Park as well as the nearby Martin Luther King, Jr. Life Home.