OOS Sculpture

Jonas Land

Date Unknown / Creator Unknown / Bryan

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A small bronze sculpture of a toddler boy. He is crawling on his hands and knees. His face is turned to his proper right side and his proper right arm is extended in the same direction as he is looking.

The sculpture is mounted atop a large boulder and sits just outside the tot playground.

Both the statue and the playground are memorials to Jonas Vreeland. His parents donated over $13,000 for the creation of the play area.

Location: Moore Park & Pool, 1017 Oakwood Avenue

County

: Williams

Citation

: “Jonas Land,” Ohio Outdoor Sculpture , accessed July 24, 2021, https://oos.sculpturecenter.org/index.php/items/show/2159.

Title

Jonas Land

Description

A small bronze sculpture of a toddler boy. He is crawling on his hands and knees. His face is turned to his proper right side and his proper right arm is extended in the same direction as he is looking.

The sculpture is mounted atop a large boulder and sits just outside the tot playground.

Both the statue and the playground are memorials to Jonas Vreeland. His parents donated over $13,000 for the creation of the play area.

Subject

Source

Unknown paper clipping acquired from the Williams County Public Library (possibly from The Bryan Times) of picture with caption. Discusses memorial donation for the playground at Moore Park and Jonas’ parents are pictured.

Publisher

Ohio Outdoor Sculpture

Identifier

2159

Location City

Location County

Location Notes

In front of the tot playground, just off the main parking lot. West of the pool.

Provider Qualifier

Dedicated by

Provider Entity

Family and Friends [of Jonas Ethan Vreeland
Keith Vreeland and Jennifer Koch [Ethan's parents]

Location Site

Location Street

1017 Oakwood Avenue

Location Type

Materials

Inscription

Plaque attached to the rock,
"Jonas Land"
"Dedicated in Memory of Jonas Ethan Vreeland"
"March 4, 1996 to November 23, 1996"
"Beautiful son of Jennifer and Keith"
"by his family and friends in the hope that all children may enjoy a happy, healthy life."