The Windsor Sculpture Park
Open year-round. Free admission. Parking available within the
The Windsor Sculpture Park is a museum
without walls, a unique park showcasing more than 31 large-scale,
internationally recognized works of contemporary sculpture by world-renowned
It is a place of convergence and divergence,
difference and similarity.
The Windsor Sculpture Park is located on the shores of the Detroit River
within Ambassador and Centennial Parks, between the Ambassador Bridge (Huron
Church Road) and The Art Gallery of Windsor (Church Street).
The Windsor Sculpture Park is made possible by the
generosity of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Odette and the P & L Odette Foundation.
The park is maintained by the City of Windsor, Parks and Recreation.
For Mr. Odette, it was extremely important to have art
in public spaces. He generously donated to Windsor and viewed his gifts as
part of the Windsor culture scene - an outdoor public gallery open every day of
the year, free of charge to Windsorites and visitors.
The recent name change to Windsor Sculpture Park
reinforces the importance of the sculpture park as a significant cultural asset
and a place which welcomes new sculptures donated by other individuals
and groups. The Odette Family continues to have very strong ties to Windsor and
a strong commitment to recognizing our city as a cultural leader. Mr.
Odette's greatest wish was that Windsor's outdoor sculpture park would
be widely known and firmly positioned as a Windsor cultural asset.
His legacy, including the gifts of numerous
sculpture, transformed the riverfront parks. We are truly grateful to the
Odette family and their vision for art in the riverfront lands.
View Sculptures here
You can also view Sculptures & Monuments here:
For general information, please call 311. For detailed inquiries,
Windsor's Community Museum
Telephone: (519) 253-1812
Original Philosophy Behind The Sculpture Park
When it was originally established, winding along the waterfront parkland of
Canada's southernmost urban centre, the sculpture park was intended to be a
"point of physical, political and philosophical intersection".
This is modern scultpure on the border. It is a meeting place for
expression, an environment where work from Windsor and across the world
combines and contrasts.
The collection purposely does not conform to any one artistic vision.
Instead, the sculpture park is unified by its difference and the richness of
its multi-textured variety. A visitor on this path is continually presented
with the infinite complexity of our shared human experience.
We see work from very different places and people: the naturalistic power of
Pauta Saila's Dancing Bear meets the confused capitalist
of William McElcheran's Business Man on a Horse; the fluid
human form of Elisabeth Frink's Flying Men is juxtaposed
with the abstracted and weighted geometric shapes of Windsor's own Joseph
It is a strange balance, a sort of converging divergence that shows so much
difference only to suggest that perhaps we are all, in some small way,