June 6 | Fountain Foamed and Shut Down — Again

Update, June 8: City workers today pumped out the contaminated water from the Fountain at The Circle and will refill it. According to an article on the recent rash of soapings posted on the news website Berkeleyside.com, the city estimates the expense for this operation at $1,000 — that’s each time it has to be done. So please help us...

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June 2 | It’s the first Saturday in June at the Fountain

Hello Friends of the Fountain and Walk Volunteers,  This Saturday, June 3 is the first Saturday of the month, and we look forward to volunteer day at the Fountain! We are now in the summer months, so there is always lots to do at the Fountain. Please join us any time from 9 to 11 for some sweeping, weeding, general...

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May 31 | Fountain Vandalized Again

Friends and Neighbors: You may have noticed that the fountain has not been running since Friday May 26th. This is because a large amount of dye and soap were dumped into the water sometime Thursday evening. This is the third time since the beginning of the year that the fountain water has been adulterated, each time necessitating a complete replacement...

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May 13 | Spring on Fountain Walk

The reclamation and restoration of Fountain Walk was one of the founding efforts of what became Friends of the Fountain and Walk. The historic walkway above and alongside the Sutter-Solano Tunnel was part of famed architect John Galen Howard’s original design, along with the Fountain at The Circle and the surrounding balustrade, for what would have been the grand entrance to...

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May 3 | First Saturday in May at the Fountain

This Saturday, May 6, is the first Saturday of the month, and we look forward to volunteer day at the Fountain! Please join us any time from 9 to 11, if you are available, for some sweeping, weeding, general clean-up and comradery. We can use as many helping hands as possible! If you are able to join us, please sign...

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April 9 | Fountain and Walk: A few updates

Friends and neighbors: A few updates to share about goings on at the Fountain at The Circle and Fountain Walk: Bollard repairs/improvements — An accident during a rainstorm in February led to two of the bollards that surround and protect the fountain being knocked over by a vehicle. The fountain was not damaged. The two broken bollards have been replaced,...

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March 30 | April Fools at the Fountain

Hello Friends of the Fountain and Walk Volunteers, This Saturday, April 1 is the first Saturday of the month, and we look forward to volunteer day at the Fountain! The weather looks like it will be wonderful. Please join us any time from 9 to 11, if you are available, for some sweeping, weeding, general clean-up and comradery. We can...

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March 11 | Public Meeting: Improvements on The Circle and Walk

Friends and neighbors: Please mark your calendars for Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. That’s the time and date of a community meeting the city parks department is holding to discuss some proposed improvements around The Circle and possibly along Fountain Walk. The meeting, which may run two hours, will take place at the North Berkeley Senior Center, 1901 Hearst...

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March 2 | Saturday at the Fountain

Hello from your new Volunteer Coordinators, Jim and Steve! The two of us will try our best to step into the role that Sara Holmes has been so generously and tirelessly been filling for many years. Sara has set the bar high, and we will try our best to keep Sara’s standard of commitment. This Saturday, March 4 is the...

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February 22 | Accident at the Fountain at The Circle

Friends and neighbors: If you’ve passed by the fountain in the past few days, you may have noticed that a pair of the concrete bollards around the perimeter of the center island have been knocked down. This is the result of a Presidents Day accident that occurred during the heavy rains; a truck went up over the curb of the island...

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