Secret City Commemorative Walk at Bissell Park
Located in Bissell Park, this memorial honors the thousands of men and women who moved to a city that was not found on maps to help end World War II. The memorial’s oval walkway features 10 bronze plaques that tell the story of Oak Ridge and its role in the war. The Secret City Commemorative Walk also displays a series of eight bronze markers that chronicle what life was like for people who lived in Oak Ridge while it was closed to the public.
Concluding the walk are four 30-foot-long “Founder Walls,” which display the 1,488 original founders who came to work in Oak Ridge during 1942 – 1949.