Wildflower Sculpture Park

The Wildflower Sculpture Park sits on a modest stretch of open space in between the South Mountain Reservation Dog Park and the parking lot. I’ve rushed past hardly noticing being pulled by my dog, anxious to run and play in the enclosure. But when I did stop to take a look I found some pretty interesting works made by artists using all sorts of materials, even coat hangers.

The sculpture park was opened in 2012 by the South Mountain Conservancy. It got its name from the nearby Wildflower Preserve. There are a number of permanent works and four new pieces are added each year. South Mountain Reservation is an Essex County, N.J., park.

Catamount, Wendy Klemperer, salvaged steel
Catamount, Wendy Klemperer, salvaged steel
Almost, Lisa Sanders, bronze
Almost, Lisa Sanders, bronze
Wave, Baker Allen
Wave, Baker Allen, aluminum and steel (that’s the dog park in the background)
South Mountain Bird Tower, Ben Pranger, concrete and steel
South Mountain Bird Tower, Ben Pranger, concrete and steel
The Essex Column, Eric Beckerich
The Essex Column, Eric Beckerich
Flying Canoe, Harry H. Gordon, black granite
Flying Canoe, Harry H. Gordon, black granite

New in 2021

Sprore, Oki Fukunaga, coat hangers
Sprore, Oki Fukunaga, coat hangers
Spring, Christopher Spath, granite and glass
Spring, Christopher Spath, granite and glass
Ascend, Lee Tribe, steel and paint
Ascend, Lee Tribe, steel and paint

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6 Responses to Wildflower Sculpture Park

  1. GP says:

    I can’t decide between Catamount and Spring as my favorite.

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  2. Donna Janke says:

    These are an interesting group of sculptures. I love seeing sculptures in a setting such as this. is there signage providing a bit of information about each sculpture?

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  3. Kelly MacKay says:

    I would love this place

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