TEAM LONGENECKER’S PARK REPORT
Name of Park: Monument Park
Address: 8th and Lehman Streets, Lebanon PA
Things to Do:
- Walk through the park
- Benches and grass areas for sitting
- Reflecting on the soldiers and sailors who died in their service during the Civil War
For Information on the Park: Visit the County Website
What We Liked:
Today’s #WellnessWednesday trip took us to Monument Park. A little bit of a different stop than our last two adventures.
Monument Park has a sidewalk around it and a path that connects all four corners for a brief walk, but the best part about this park is the opportunity to take in some history and reflect on those honored by the monument.
In the 1800’s the park was known as Camp Coleman and was home to the 93rd Regiment, Pennsylvania. The center of the park features a monument that was erected in memory of Lebanon County soldiers and sailors who died in the service of their Country during the Civil War.
This monument is made of marble and has a 30 foot column topped with a cannonball and surrounded by another 100 cannonballs. The cannonballs and cannons that surround the monument are in honor of the Coleman’s production of iron that was used in cannons and cannonballs, especially Mrs. G. Dawson Coleman, who had a deep interest in the welfare of the 93rd Regiment.
An interesting tidbit about the monument is that the group of trustee’s that were the controlling power in erecting the monument was a group of local women.
For more information on the park’s history check out the website above.