Tucson, Arizona: Garden of Gethsemane

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Felix Lucero Park

602 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ
I-10 exit 258. West on Congress St. one block. On the western bank of the Santa Cruz riverbed, at the corner of Congress St. and Bonita Ave in a gated park.
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Garden of Gethsemane sculptures.

Garden of Gethsemane

Artist Felix Lucero sculpted it to thank God for sparing him in World War I. He lived under a nearby bridge.

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Last Supper.

Garden of Gethsemane

I visited yesterday, it's in a small gated area of the park in Tucson. [Bret Woodard, 01/23/2016]

Last Supper.

Garden of Gethsemane

I was there today. Open and beautiful.

[Edd, 05/14/2015]

Pea-brained vandals attacked the Gethsemane statues in March, forcing the park to close. The city rallied around its folk art, repaired the statues, and reopened the park.

Last Supper and Crucifixion scene.

Garden of Gethsemane

It is right off of I-10. You can't walk around and see the statues up close. It is in a small fenced area. There was a homeless man sleeping at the gate. It is only open for special occasions that you can reserve it for. Good if you are looking to stretch you legs out.

[Danielle, 03/03/2013]

Too bad about the restricted access. It used to be open to the public all the time...

Christ Tomb at the Garden of Gethsemane.

Garden of Gethsemane

I was out to the Garden and most of it looks pretty good. The life size crucifix is gone (for repairs one hopes) but the rest look alright. I must say I could not stop giggling while I was around the statues. I don't know if it was "holy joy" or just the goofiness of the whole thing. Not far from the muffler man either.

[Charles Bennett, 02/05/2008]

Others have noticed the crucifix missing in recent weeks.

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