Sesquicentennial Commission is a gathering space in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the City’s founding. Sesquicentennial Point, located on a hillside within the leased park lands overlooking Clinton Lake and the Wakarusa Valley, provides a gathering space for groups and offer adjacent hiking trails and picnic areas. The plaza near the top of the hill includes a platform, inscribed with the names
of major donors. Descending the hill, spaced 50 feet apart, are three half circles – defined by
natural grasses and rock walls – leading to the time capsule pool. Stone elements, representing
a 150-year timeline and bisecting the half circles, step down the gentle slope. Envisioned for
the future is a grassy amphitheater on the hillside below the time capsule.
You have the unique opportunity to become a part of the development
of Sesquicentennial Point, through the purchase of a step in the Walk through Time.
In the past, citizens have commemorated anniversaries of the City’s founding by leaving treasures
to be enjoyed by future citizens and guests. The colossal red boulder in Robinson Park honors our
city’s founders and is a remembrance of Lawrence’s 75th anniversary. Centennial Park, aptly named,
was a gift in celebration of the City’s 100th anniversary.
For more information, contact Lawrence Parks and Recreation Administrative Office; 1141 Massachusetts St., Lawrence, KS 66044; (785)832-3450.