Westmar Memorial Park (Le Mars, Iowa)

Westmar Memorial Park (Le Mars, Iowa)

The Westmar Memorial Park was dedicated in August 2004, seven years after the university closed its doors. The park is filled with mementos from the former university, including the bell tower, gazebo, and the college sundial. The bricks used in the entryway above were taken from Dubs and Wernli Hall, two buildings which were torn down in 2002.

Westmar College operated for 107 years, which included a five year stint associated with Teikyo University, a global consortium of schools and colleges based in Japan. While some college buildings have been repurposed, many on the campus remain empty. For more detail on the history of Westmar, check out the Westmar Alumni and Friends Association website.

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