Exactly how large is the cross?
It takes just one look at the New Life Cross to understand that this was no small project. But, exactly how large is the New Life Cross? The cross stands 60 feet high and 40 feet wide. The circumference around the base of the cross is 20 feet. Nearly 50 cubic yards of concrete secure the cross 11 feet underground. Over 90 tons of concrete were used to secure the cross. The cross itself weighs a whopping 25,000 pounds. There are 12 commemorative benches placed along the circumference of the patio. Additionally, the cross and pavilion are adjoined by a 100 foot commemorative walkway.
That landscaping looks beautiful!
Hey, thanks! We think so, too. There are a total of three rose gardens surrounding the cross and patio. Come out to the cross and see if you can spot them all! If you have some difficulty spotting them, try smelling the different roses. The Scentimental Rose is known not only for its deep red and burgundy on white color but also for its spicy fragrance.
In addition to the roses, over 80 trees and shrubs have been planted around the cross on our property. Hundreds of tulips and daffodils join the landscaping, too. It truly is a beautiful place to be!