Islands of Peace
"Where Peace Is A Way of Life Every Hour of Every Day for All Those Willing to Share the Experience" -- Edward T. Wilmes, founder, 1971.
The park's three islands spotlight a mature forest of maple-basswood trees. The wide walking bridge leads from the shoreline to Chase Island but the other two islands -- Durnham and Gil Hodges -- are accessible only by water. Durnham Island, which is the largest of the three islands is straight west of Chase Island and can be seen across the channel. The third island, Gil Hodges, is the farthest upstream island.
Today, Islands of Peace is part of the Anoka County Riverfront Regional Park, which is just south of I-694 and offers another 78 1/2 acres.
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