logo with tag

  • girls pose_IDOP2013
  • plate tamborines choir_2013
  • kids_activity_2010
  • paper torches choir_2014
  • mongolian flag
  • mongolian mother w child_flags
  • peace activity_2014
  • peace doves_2013
  • show choir_2010
  • peace plaza entrance_3
  • peace signs close_Aug2009
  • peacepole_2010
  • jquery slider
  • yoga_ IDOP2013
jquery image slider by WOWSlider.com v6.6

Welcome to peace plaza

Aspiring for true peace and tranquility and celebrating diversity and heritage, the Keeling-Puri Peace Plaza is located in Rockford, Illinois. It is easily accessible from I90 (Riverside Exit) west one-half mile to McFarland Road and south one quarter mile. The Peace Plaza is situated in a 2.5 acre park which also serves as a trailhead for Rockford’s 20 mile Perryville Path network of bicycle and recreational trails with an easy link to Rock Cut State Park located three miles north of the Peace Plaza.

Where Do We Find Peace?


“If we are to have real peace in the world, we must begin with the children.” Mahatma Gandhi. We look to the children of the greater Rockford region to inspire us all to participate fully in the quest for enduring world peace. The Keeling Puri Peace Plaza is dedicated to support the young leaders of the Rockford Region as they work to create sustainable change. Our children have partnered with organizations such as Pennies for Peace , World Bicycle Relief, Kids Around the World, New Global Citizens and UNICEF finding local solutions to global and local problems.

day of peace celebration

2020 VIRTUAL
International day of peace

Virtual Peace Day is Here!

The International Day of Peace at the Peace Plaza in Rockford has been celebrated for 17 years as a one-day event for 700 4th and 5th grade area students each September.  The Corona Virus provided a challenge to the 2020 celebration and aspiration for peace.  With the help of all of the regular Peace Day storytellers, musicians, and artists along with WTVO, and loyal area partners we are pleased to introduce
Virtual International Day of Peace.
 
Area schools, as well as schools around the country, will participate in the free program offerings which will go live on September 15th and continue through the end of 2020. Teachers and parents can choose from 22 different offerings at times convenient for them and their students.  While we focused programming on 4th and 5th graders all children and adults will find presentations of interest.

It’s Easy - It’s Here – all are invited to use this link to
Join V-IDOP

View the Virtual International Day of Peace Programming Outline
 

IDOP Banner with Dove