Former US president Woodrow Wilson can be found fittingly in the park bearing his name (Park Wilsona). Though it may seem an unexpected honour, put simply, few outsiders did more than Wilson to ensure Poland’s existence and independence after WWI. The Poles were so grateful that upon his sudden passing a competition to sculpt his likeness was undertaken and won by John Gutzon de la Mothe Borglum, who at the same time was famously profaning the Black Hills of South Dakota with the profiles of four other former American presidents (now known as Mount Rushmore National Monument). Erected in the presence of Wilson's widow in 1931, the original monument was soon toppled by the Nazis, and after the war the communist authorities were quick to rename the park after Marcin Kasprzak. The fall of communism reversed the renaming and an original design proposal by Polish sculptress Zofia Trzcińska-Kamińska was uncovered and executed by Jerzy Petruk, whose work has stood in the park since 1994.