Conceived and created by gardener Dale Doebert with help from other city employees, it portrays a sleeping, moss-covered woman who appears partly submerged in the earth.

The Moss Lady is located in a shady clearing behind Cameron Bandshell. A brook babbles nearby. The sculpture was constructed with cement, boulders, metal pipe, vinyl-coated chicken wire and a clay-based soil. The soil is especially designed to have an acidic PH suitable for moss.