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Urbana Park District receives $75,000 gift for Meadowbrook Park entrance, new sculptures

Long time supporters and lovers of Urbana’s Meadowbrook Park, Dixie and Greg Whitt, have donated $75,000 to the Urbana Park District, and specifically Meadowbrook Park. The gift is to be used to purchase two sculptures for the  Wandell Sculpture Garden in Meadowbrook Park and to enhance the Race Street entrance. 

From the press release:

Dixie and Greg live next door to Meadowbrook Park in Clark-Lindsey Village and walk through the park every day. They say that the gifts were “well worth it, because the sculptures are creative and attractive. On any given day, people surround [the “Diamonds Are Forever” sculpture]… we’ve even seen people get engaged right there!” The Whitts have been strong supporters of the Urbana Parks Foundation and the Urbana Park District for many years. 

The gift will purchase two sculptures, “Diamonds Are Forever” and “Open” by Pat McDonald, as well as finance the design and construction of a Meadowbrook Park Gateway Interpretive Panel for the park entrance.

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