Display panels on the kiosk (PDF, 5MB) tell the Gila River War Relocation Center's history, including how baseball provided residents "a sense of pride, hope and normalcy during their incarceration."
The kiosk project was partly funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of the Interior, the National Park Service and the Japanese American Confinement Sites Grant Program.The dedication ceremony was recorded and posted on YouTube.
Afterwards, the Nozomi Park dedication ceremony and kiosk was also featured in local and international media:
- Arizona Republic -- 5 things to know about Arizona's World War II internment camps
- Gila River Indian News -- Nozomi Park kiosk describes life for Japanese internees and their love of baseball
- Rafu Shimpo -- Kiosk at Nozomi Park Recounts Gila River History
- Wrangler News -- Ceremony honors Japanese-Americans
- The Japan Times -- Arizona holds ceremony to memorialize Gila River WWII internment camp
- Tokyo Shimbun -- American Facility named Nozomi
- Chunichi Shimbun -- Hope of 75 years since internment
- Sankei Sports -- American Park named Nozomi
- Mainichi-Shimbun -- Nozomi Park, memory of 75 years ago