Categories for Holidays

December 8 | More Lovely Photos of the Fountain

Friends and neighbors: Ira Serkes, a great friend of Friends of the Fountain and Walk, has made some new images of the Fountain at The Circle dressed in its holiday finery. Ira sells these and other images online, and donates any proceeds from sales of fountain-related images to FOFW. So enjoy these new images (shown here) and, if you are...


December 3 | Fountain-Themed Holiday Gifts

Friends and neighbors: While Friends of the Fountain and Walk works to rethink and restock its own online store (clicking on our “Shop” link will tell you it is on hiatus), anyone in search of fountain-themed greeting card and gift possibilities can still find them elsewhere. Here are some that let you buy local and support FOFW: Greeting/note cards and...


December 10 | Happy Holidays from FOFW!

Friends and neighbors: Happy holidays from Friends of the Fountain and Walk! If you have been by The Circle recently, you’ve seen that the fountain has donned its seasonal finery once again. We hope this annual display brings a little light and joy into your holiday season. You also may have noticed a few masons out around the perimeter of...


November 13 | News Updates from the Fountain and Walk

Friends and neighbors: The end of 2018 is almost here. But there is much still to do around The Fountain at the Circle and Fountain Walk. Repairs scheduled: In the next few weeks, much-needed repair work will get underway on the historic balustrade that borders The Circle. Several large cracks have developed over the years that need to be fixed....


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.