Near the entrance of the Borough of Shippensburg's Veterans Memorial Park, Park Place,
Shippensburg, PA 17257

The Peace Garden's official website is


Open to the public daily from dawn to dusk. An adjacent lot provides free parking off Park Place.


Shippensburg Community Parks & Recreation Authority - The park lies on land owned by the Borough, within the bounds of its Veterans Memorial Park.

Shippensburg Lions Club - The Lions Club has been a reliable source of volunteers since the garden's inception.



Club Contact

Betsy Riep
Peace Garden Coordinator

Community Contacts

Tyler Fairchild
Parks Director, SCPRA
Jill  Hudock
Master Gardener
Program Information

About the garden

Jill Hudock, the garden's designer, is a Shippensburg native with an art degree from Shippensburg University. Fifteen years ago her passion for plants developed into a part-time landscape design business, and to date, she has drawn over one hundred designs.

Jill has 30 years of gardening experience in addition to her training as a Master Gardener and as a Pennsylvania Certified Horticulturist. Two of her public gardens have won the Pennsylvania Horticulture Society Award for Outstanding Public Planting. The Shippensburg Peace Garden was one of them.

Volunteers Needed

The Shippensburg Peace Garden is an all-volunteer effort, coordinated by Master Gardener Jill Hudock, its designer, and the Borough of Shippensburg's Parks & Recreation Department. We rely upon individuals, service clubs, and other local organizations to keep it well-groomed and looking great. Please do not do not work in the garden without coordinating first with Jill.

Rotary's volunteer shifts are usually organized for Saturday mornings from 8:30 to 10:30, but arrangements may be made for other times if desired.

  • June: mulching, pruning
  • July: weeding
  • August: weeding
  • September: weeding
  • October: bulb planting, raking, weeding

Please bring your own tools: gloves, shovel, trowel, knee pad, rake and an old sheet or other container to rake leaves into.

Rotary and Peace

Peace and Conflict Resolution/Prevention is one of The Rotary Foundation''s six areas of focus, and the Rotary Club of Shippensburg is proud to support the Peace Garden logistically, financially, and through volunteerism. We also contribute to beautification projects elsewhere in the community, youth-oriented programs like academic and vocational scholarships, and community events like Drop the Anchor.