Categories for Holidays

December 31 | Happy New Year! (and an update)

Hi, folks. A quick update: The lighted garlands around the perimeter of the fountain island in The Circle will be taken down today (Wednesday, Jan. 3) ahead of the expected rains. They were to stay up until Saturday, but the wet weather expected today means it is better to take them down now, so they can be dry when stored...


July 2 | A Happy Holiday Weekend

Friends and neighbors: Just a note to say that happily, Berkeley’s landmark fountain is flowing again this weekend. Many thanks to the City of Berkeley staff, led by parks maintenance supervisor Bruce Pratt, for their help in draining and refilling the fountain after the most recent vandalism. We hope this will be the last incident for some time. As we’ve...


December 5 | Holiday Finery at the Fountain

The tradition of decorating the Fountain at The Circle for the holiday season was carried out again this past weekend, as volunteers with Friends of the Fountain and Walk added greenery and lighting — and snazzy holiday outfits for the fountain’s four grizzly bear cubs. Last week, a crew led by longtime FOFW president and volunteer coordinator Sara Holmes crafted...


March 27 | Easter Egg Hunt!

Hello and happy spring from Friends of the Fountain and Walk! If you are passing by The Circle or strolling along Fountain Walk today, keep an eye out for some Easter eggs like this one that have been hidden (in plain sight), containing some treats and a message. Happy hunting!    

December 31 | Happy New Year!

As 2015 comes to an end, we at FOFW want to offer heart-felt thanks to all our friends and neighbors whose support helps keep our landmark Fountain at The Circle flowing and plants growing on Fountain Walk. The arrival of the last day of the year means two things: It’s the second to last day the fountain and The Circle will...



Today a group of us gathered and had fun decorating the fountain. We had cookies and cider to enhance the festive mood. We initiated two of our youngest helpers, with the help of the older ones. We hope you enjoy the decorations during the holidays. Here are some pictures.


Dear friends and neighbors: As the end of the year approaches, your friends at Friends of the Fountain and Walk want to offer our warmest holiday wishes – and a big thank-you for your ongoing support, which has made so much possible this year. First and foremost, our City’s beloved Fountain at The Circle got its first major upgrade since...


December 25 | Happy holidays to all!

To all the friends of Friends of the Fountain and Walk: Thank you for all your help and support throughout the year. We hope 2015 will be another banner year for the century-old neighborhood landmark and treasure you help us maintain and improve. It’s not too late to make a tax-deductible donation to FOFW before the year’s end. Just click...



The rain tried to stop us, but we did it anyway! A group of fountain volunteers put up the garland and lights on the bollards around the fountain. Neighborhood kids put wreaths made by neighborhood ladies on the bears, complete with custom made yarmulkes on the bears. We hope you enjoy the lights.

November 27 | Have a warm and wonderful holiday season

  As the year draws to a close, we are thankful for the community support that enabled several major accomplishments at the Fountain and Walk. We completed repairs to balusters and the sidewalk around The Circle and on Fountain Walk. The coping around the fountain pool has been reset and secured. New LED light fixtures now shine brightly in the...