CHILD FOUNTAIN RESTORATION PROJECT
Conceived as one of three transformational projects initiated during our 50th anniversary year, the Child Fountain Restoration Project – and the accompanying landscape enhancements at the Arlington Street entrance – will ensure that the Public Garden is more accessible and welcoming to visitors.
When ground breaks in September 2023, the area around “Boy and Bird” by Bashka Paeff and “Small Child” by Mary E. Moore will be excavated and regraded. New water circulation systems will be installed to allow the fountains to flow once again in a conservation-focused manner. The leveled plaza and shallower basin around each fountain will bring visitors closer to these works of art. A redesign of the granite surrounds will enhance the fountains’ presence in the park while additional benches will invite the public to sit and enjoy the space. New lighting will be added to highlight the sculptures and to add to the safety of the Garden.
The Child Fountain Restoration Project is made possible by the generosity of our community.