Vision for Rainbow Gardens takes shape


December 12, 2022

An architectural rendering of the proposed Carrington Rainbow Gardens, which will be located across the street from the police station. (Courtesy of Prairie Design Studio, Horace, N.D.)

Steeped in Carrington's history is a beautiful place known as Rainbow Gardens, established in the 1930s by Japanese immigrant Harry Hayashi. The five-acre destination on the west end of Carrington was the first "motel" in North Dakota, boasting 16 units, a cafe, dance pavilion, and fabulous gardens filled with beautiful features.

Even after the Hayashi family left the area and the property was...

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