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Hyams Fountain Undergoes Renovations

Renovations on the historic Hyams Fountain in Audubon Park are underway and expected to be complete early this fall.

The 101-year-old fountain is a popular and picturesque spot for park visitors and will soon have new landscaping, irrigation, and benches to be used by those enjoying the fountain and its peaceful surroundings.  There will also be a new concrete skirt around the base of the fountain with decorative stamping to match the existing design pattern.

Other repairs underway aren’t as visible, but no less important. They include improved plumbing, replacing the inner trough, electrical work and upgraded drainage to help the fountain function better.

The beloved Hyams Fountain was created with a bequest to Audubon Park by Mrs. Chapman H. Hyams in 1914, and it was opened in 1921.


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