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Kanemoto Park - Missouri & South Pratt Parkway

Kanemoto TowerEast ShelterPlay Area

 

 

 

 

NOTICE:

In September 2013, Longmont experienced the most devastating flash flood event in its history. The flooding caused extensive damage throughout Longmont. Many of our parks and trails were impacted.

Several areas of Kanemoto Park are OPEN; however, the pool, Tower of Compassion and pedestrian bridge to Left Hand Greenway are all closed. Additional areas will be closed when needed for repair work. Flood recovery work at the park will occur in phases and includes the design and rebuild the irrigation pump station in a new location, repairing irrigation lines, restoring path lighting, replacing concrete paths, replacing the water feature, and stabilizing the creek banks (part of overall creek channel repairs).

Please be sure to review the most up-to-date closure information due to flood damage and repair activities, found on the City's flood information website: bit.ly/flood-info

Overview

Donated to the City of Longmont by the Kanemoto family in 1966, Kanemoto Park is a 7 acre park within Southmoor Park, a neighborhood built by the family on land they had farmed. Goroku Kanemoto (1882-1935), immigrated from Japan in 1910. He worked on the railroad, then in Colorado on potato and beet fields until he could lease his own farm. His sons George and James became truck farmers and businessmen, as well as leaders in the community and in the Buddhist Church.

Kanemoto Park showcases the Tower of Compassion, a structure built in the style of a traditional Japanese temple. It was donated to the people of Longmont by the Kanemoto family as an expression of gratitude, and giving selflessly of oneself. On a nearby plaque is explanation of the 5 story tower. Each level represents the meaning of compassion - Love, Empathy, Understanding, Gratitude of all Things, and Giving Selflessly of Oneself.

A children's activity pool with a waterfall feature is also found at the eastern end of the park. Lefthand Creek Greenway borders the park to the south, extending east and west with connection to the St. Vrain Greenway. Burlington Elementary School is found north of the park.

Map showing location of Kanemoto Park in Longmont

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