With the hope of providing bereaved families a place to remember and honor the children
they have lost, the Springfield Angel of Hope, NFP was established in August 2007.
Founded by parents who have experienced the heartbreaking pain of losing a child, our
not-for-profit organization raised all the necessary funds to pay for and install the angel
statue. With strong community encouragement and support, construction began on the
Springfield angel statue site in April 2008 at the Washington Park Botanical Garden. The
site was completed and dedicated in October 2008.
Springfield's angel statue is the only one of its kind located in central Illinois. The bronze
angel, with its child's face and outstretched wings of hope, measures 4'3" tall and has a
wingspan of 5'2". If you look closely you can find the word "HOPE" written on the
angel's right wing. Children's names are honored on a Memorial Wall located behind the
angel statue. Situated in a beautiful natural setting, the Springfield Angel of Hope Statue
provides a peaceful place for grieving, remembering, and healing. The children whom
the angel statue commemorates should be playing, working, and living in our community
- now they will be honored at the Springfield angel statue site for generations to come.