New gate could honor Buddhist leader 

A little park over at 16th and Bryant could get a fancy new entrance gate as long it’s named after peace activist Daisaku Ikeda and the Board of Supervisors accepts up to a gift up to $180,000 to do it.

Soka Gokkai International, a Buddhist network founded by Ikeda, is offering the money to the Recreation and Park Department under the naming condition for Franklin Square Park’s gate along with placing a plaque in the park that will recognize Ikeda’s mentors.

The Ikeda Peace Gate is on the agenda for Rec and Park’s regular meeting today at 4 p.m., and staff has recommended commissioners accept the gift.

If they do, the Board of Supervisors gets the final say-so.

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