Nature & parks

Jan Heylen Park

Jan Heylen (1931-1967) was an artist who died before his time. Nevertheless, in his short career he left a lasting impression and conducted pioneering work in the field of 'ceramics' as an artistic discipline. At the age of 27 he had his sculptures exhibited at the Expo 58 world fair. Afterwards, the city of Diest purchased the modernist sculptures and eventually placed them in this charming park.