Norwalk Hometown Pride is bringing a community mural to the Police Department garage at North & Cherry in mid-2021. Designed by Norwalk artist Lucinda Sperry, the mural design (shown below) reflects the unifying parts of Norwalk through flowers, symbolizing our giving and growing community.
Each flower in the design has symbolic significance. From left:
- A magnolia blossom represents the magnolia tree arboretum at Brownie Park, the only magnolia arboretum in Iowa.
- The peony portrays the national flower of Kosovo, home of Norwalk’s sister city Vushtrri.
- The orange day lily is well known to floral fans in central Iowa and seen in many Norwalk gardens. It’s also Chief of Police Greg Staples’ favorite flower.
- The coneflower is the theme of a sculpture in our new Elizabeth Holland Park.
- The smaller prairie roses lower in the mural are the state flowers of Iowa.
Norwalk Hometown Pride, won a grant to assist with funding paint for the mural, knows the mural will be a popular photo setting for residents and visitors.