Asper-Donated Statue Relocated to Assiniboine Park

Asper-Donated Statue Relocated to Assiniboine Park

Lady in the Park Statue
The ‘Lady in the Park’ statue has been donated to the Assiniboine Park by the Asper family. It is located within the English Garden. (ASSINIBOINE PARK CONSERVANCY / HANDOUT)

A Winnipeg statue known as “The Lady in the Park” has been relocated to the English Garden at Assiniboine Park.

The bronze statue was formerly housed at the Wellington Crescent home of the city’s Asper family and was created in 1994 by Prince Monyo Mihailescu-Nasturel, a Romanian-American artist.

The family donated the statue to the park in honour of the late Israel and Babs Asper.

“My brothers David, Leonard and I are so pleased to have found a wonderful home for the Lady in the Park,” said Gail Asper, president and trustee of The Asper Foundation. “Our mother Babs was very fond of this statue and of Assiniboine Park’s English Garden, so there couldn’t be a better place for her. We hope she will be enjoyed by all.”

The statue is located adjacent to the “Boy with the Boot” statue inside the English Garden gates.

— Staff