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This used to be a small park with some rustic character. The old friendship bell housing had a lovely decor that fit with the surrounding area. The city spent way too much money converting this to an eyesore that floods over in the rain. Poor...More
This park follows a creek through part of Oak Ridge mainly around the government buildings for the town (civic center, public library, police station, etc.). There are a couple of interesting features - a large 8.000-lb oriental "friendship bell," presumably a gift from Japan, that...More
A beautiful city park with a long flat gravel walking/jogging path with really nicely maintained landscaping and trees with a creek flowing through it from 2 directions. The arched foot bridge over one of the creek beds is a nice touch adding to accessibility for...More
Located adjacent to the city Convention Center & Public Library, the park features a Playground, Picnic Shelter, Performance Pavilion, Commemorative Walk, Friendship Bell, Walking Trail with exercise stations.
Along the trail is the Friendship Bell, a huge Peace Bells presented to the city of Oak...More
Took a drive to AK Bissell Park - found plenty of parking to include an electrical car outlet. Lots of paved paths with large trees, a small creek and the Friendship Bell, which holds significance for the city of Oak Ridge aka The Secret City....More
I was back in town at the beginning of April after working at Oak Ridge for over 4 years. I took in the park and the Friendship Bell again to be reminded of the historical significance of the area. The park has limited parking but...More
AK Bissell Park is a nice small park in the center of Oak Ridge. It has some nice gravel walking paths that are good for lunchtime walks. The really interesting thing about the park is the Friendship Bell.
The Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki...More