Cancer Survivors Park

IMG_2281The Northeast Regional Cancer Institute Cancer Survivors Park is located within McDade Park in Scranton, PA.

Intended as a tangible tribute to all those who are touched by cancer, the park features beautiful benches and landscape work, along with engraved brick pavers in honor and in memory of numerous local cancer survivors.

This design allows the park to serve as a permanent contemplative space for the community to take inspiration from the courage of all cancer survivors.

View photos of Cancer Survivors Park in our Photo Gallery.

Brick PaversFirst dedicated in October 2000, the original Cancer Survivors Park featured columns displaying hand-painted ceramic tiles created by local cancer survivors and caregivers.  Due to the nature of the climate in northeast Pennsylvania, the original design of the park was found to be unsustainable and the tiles were beginning to deteriorate.

In order to ensure that the space remained a fitting tribute to those who have been touched by cancer, the Leadership Lackawanna Class of 2009 volunteered to refurbish the park.  The park was rededicated in 2010 and now features beautiful benches, landscape work, and commemorative bricks in honor and in memory of numerous local cancer survivors.