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Now spanning 130 acres, Meadowbrook Park is the result of multiple land acquisitions. It began in 1967 when the Urbana Park District bought 28 acres in southern Urbana from developer M.J. Ennis. Today, the park includes a farmstead, 80 acres of prairie landscape, a playground (PrairiePlay), walking trails, organic garden plots, an herb garden, and the Wandell Sculpture Garden, dedicated in October 1998. Meadowbrook is home to numerous prairie plants such as wild hyacinths, spiderworts, gentians, milkweeds, purple coneflowers, and others.


  • Meadowbrook Park
Image credit 1: Urbana Park District, https://www.urbanaparks.org/parks/meadowbrook-park/.

"Meadowbrook Park." Urbana Park District. Accessed December 26, 2017. https://www.urbanaparks.org/parks/meadowbrook-park/.

"Meadowbrook Park -- Urbana, IL (Champaign Co.)." Prairiescope. Accessed December 27, 2017. http://www.prairiescope.com/meadowbrook-park.html. 

Urbana Park District. "Meadowbrook Park." ExploreCU. Accessed December 26, 2017. http://explorecu.org/items/show/159. Text taken from Dana Mancuso, ed. A Century of Growth: The Urbana Park District's First 100 Years (Urbana: Urbana Park District, 2007).