The Wandell Sculpture Garden at Meadowbrook Park was dedicated in June 1999. The garden was named in honor of Celia and Willet Wandell, who owned a local plant nursery and established a trust to give trees to neighboring communities. Celia and Willet’s family saw the Urbana Park District’s plans for a sculpture garden in Urbana as a way to both honor their parents and support art in a natural setting.
A number of the garden’s sculptures are owned by the Urbana Park District as part of the permanent collection. Most of the exhibits are on a two-year loan from the artist and are available for purchase. Please direct inquiries to Ellen Kirsanoff, Development Manager, Urbana Park District.
We invite you to visit Meadowbrook Park, located at Windsor Road and Race Street in Urbana, Illinois. Meadowbrook Park’s 130 acres offer a myriad of recreational opportunities. Whether your interest is art, walking, cycling, natural areas, family fun, or simply enjoying the variety of gardens we have here, you won’t forget how much fun you had at Meadowbrook Park.
Come visit us year round!