Franklin Square Fountain to be Temporarily Removed for Restoration

Published on October 30, 2023

The City of Syracuse Department of Parks & Recreation today announced the cast metal fountain in Franklin Square Park, located at 601 Plum Street, will be temporarily removed for restoration and repairs. The removal is scheduled to start on Tuesday, October 31.

“We know park-goers visit Franklin Square Park to celebrate and capture many important milestones near the fountain, and all around the park, so our goal is to preserve and ensure its longevity for future generations,” said Parks Commissioner Tony Williams

Specialists from Robinson Iron will dismantle and transport the fountain to Alexander City, Alabama to complete the restorative work. While in Alabama, the fountain will be stripped down to bare metal, repaired, painted and coated with protective finishings to prevent corrosion.

The fountain has been a focal point in Franklin Square since the neighborhood’s redevelopment in the late 1980s. Robinson Iron originally fabricated and assembled the cast iron fountain in 1991.

The fountain restoration and repairs are expected to be completed by the middle of 2024.

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