Contribute to Preserve Fountain Court

Working Together to Maintain and Preserve the Gurgoyle Fountain Court in Wicker Park

The Wicker Park Advisory Council will work with the Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio, Inc and the Chicago Park District Historic Preservation Department to inspect the historic Gurgoyle Fountain Court each year:

  • Fountain structure - Check for rust and re-paint when needed
  • Fountain Pool lights - Check bulbs and structural elements and replace if needed
  • Urns - Check black urn paint and repaint when needed. Check cracks in pineapple
  • Benches - replace bench boards and clean metal surfaces
  • Gardens – provide supplemental funding for plants in urns and fountain gardens

 

DONATE: We request that You donate to help us preserve this very popular destination spot for our Wicker Park Bucktown Community and for those from all over Chicagoland and visitors to our city.  Wicker Park Advisory Council is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization.

  • ON LINE: Donate on Line CLICK HERE and choose Wicker Gurgoyle Fountain Fund
  • CHECK: Write Check to Wicker Park Advisory Council Send Check to Doug Wood, Wicker Park Advisory Council, 1322 N. Claremont #2, Chicago, IL 60622.
  • ALL DONORS will receive a Donation Letter within 30 days.

 

HISTORY of RENOVATION:

  • 2009: The Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33 granted $67,000 to remove rust, laser treat the fountain surface, refinish the fountain surface, and reconstruct the top ornament (calla lilies and leaves). The restoration was done by Conservation of Sculpture and Objects Studio, Inc
  • 2007: The Wicker Park Advisory Council raised funds for 12 benches and 8 white urns. Community members funded the 12 benches and the Wicker Park Bucktown Special Service Area #33 funded the 8 urns.
  • 2002: Present – The Wicker Park Garden Club and Advisory Council maintained the gardens and urn displays
  • 2002: The Chicago Park District brought back replica of the Gurgoyle Fountain to Wicker Park.
  • 1895-1908 – The Gurgoyle Fountain was open to the public in Wicker Park. It was removed in 1908 by Jens Jensen who constructed a wading pool.

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Historic Park & Garden Tours - 2019

HISTORIC PARK & GARDEN TOURS

Sundays Before Music Performances @ 10am - 10:45am

June 2 - EXCEPTION - The Tours begins at 10:30-11:15 on June 2

June 9, June 23

July 7 & July 21

August 11 & August 25

September 8

No Admission Charge

LOCATION: MEET AT MUSIC INFORMATION TENT
June 3 – West Side Field House
All Other Dates – Near Damen/Schiller Park Entrance

REGISTER FOR TOUR HERE

Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present a Tour Historic Wicker Park and the 10,000 sq. ft. of ornamental gardens designed, funded and maintained by the Wicker Park Garden Club.

Learn about Wicker Park’s history and the Chicago Park District’s Community Gardens in the Parks program. You will walk and view the Park's award winning gardens and learn about designing and maintaining sustainable gardens for your home.

Following the Tour Enjoy Music Performances

Wicker Park Choral Singers on June 2

1099 String Quartet (Professional Quartet) on June 9, June 23; July 7 & July 21; August 11 & August 25; September 8

 


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Historic Park & Garden Tours

HISTORIC PARK & GARDEN TOURS
Sundays, June 3, June 10, June 24, July 8, July 22, August 12, August 26, 2018

No Admission Charge

LOCATION: MEET AT MUSIC INFORMATION TENT
June 3 – West Side Field House
All Other Dates – Near Damen/Schiller Park Entrance

REGISTER FOR TOUR

Wicker Park Advisory Council & Garden Club in partnership with the Chicago Park District will present a Tour of the historic park and 10,000 sq. ft. of ornamental gardens designed, funded and maintained by the Wicker Park Garden Club.

Learn about Wicker Park's history and the Chicago Park District's Community Gardens in the Parks program. You will walk and view Wicker's award winning gardens and learn about designing and maintaining sustainable gardens for your home.

Following the tour enjoy a choral concert (1st Sunday June), string quartet (2nd & 4th Sundays of June-August and 2nd Sunday of September.