Erskine Memorial Foundation

The project goal is to restore the Erskine Memorial Fountain and the surrounding site elements to create a public place for all to enjoy. A plan and budget is currently being developed so that restoration can be done in phases, as funds become available. Specific goals include:

1

Restore the metal fountain, recast missing pieces, and develop a treatment plan to prevent further corrosion. Recreate the original water feature, ideally using reclaimed water.


2

Clean and treat the marble bench to prevent further erosion.


3

Address the marble foundation to prevent further settling and cracking.


4

Restore the granite walls (formerly an entrance to Grant Park), replace missing elements, repair the mortar, and repair the concrete terraces.


5

Collaborate with the Zoo to create a plan to restore access to the Lake Abana Overlook, which is currently fenced off, overgrown, and unmaintained. The new plan must include protections that ensure zoo security.


6

Develop a plan for site landscaping, hardscaping, and lighting.


7

Develop a fundraising plan that includes an endowment to ensure the fountain is maintained.



Website
erskinefountainfund.org/