The garden was created in May 2001 by joint efforts of SCAN (Stop Child Abuse and Neglect) and IPFW. Located northwest of the Visual Arts Building, the 1.5 acre site is adjacent to the St. Joseph River and provides the visitor with an exceptional view of the riverfront, natural areas, and floral displays that offer enjoyment in all season. IPFW students and staff, as well as visitors to the campus, daily enjoy the paths, benches and gardens. Invidividuals and corporations are able to purchase flowers, benches, statuary, or other hardscape items for the garden. Proceeds go toward SCAN programs while paying tribute to those who have encouraged children. Corporate sponsorship has provided a beautiful gazebo that can be rented for community functions.
Source: Stepping-Stones to the Future: a Self-Guided Walking Tour