Central College has created a place of refuge for all to help boost mental and spiritual health on campus.
Brian Campbell and Kristi Leonard with Central tell KNIA/KRLS News a labyrinth was mowed in to the prairie area on the south end of the school’s cross-country course.
“We are excited about the spiritual opportunities this reflection tool can provide for our community,” says Kristi Leonard, assistant dean of students.
Leonard and Campbell constructed the labyrinth, which was originally proposed by students in a first-year seminar.
“Students researched the history and health benefits of labyrinths, surveyed peers on their preferred location and design and laid out the costs of construction and maintenance,” Campbell says.
Now, more than a year later, the labyrinth is free and open to the public.
“Constructing the labyrinth was quite the adventure and very fulfilling,” Leonard says. “I encourage everyone to check it out at your convenience.”
The labyrinth is located on the western-most point of Central’s campus at the end of Independence Street. Continue west past the soccer field and practice field to find the labyrinth. Hear more about the Central Labyrinth on today’s In Depth with Dr. Bob Leonard.