The Northeast Fountain in Allegheny Commons Park was originally built in 1867. By 1966, the historic fountain was in such disrepair that it was buried underground.
During the groundbreaking event in 2018, the buried fountain discovered, along with the original coping, foundation, main bowl, and spire. The newly constructed fountain opened in May of 2019.
Surrounding the Northeast Fountain is the Circlet Garden, which contains perennials that bloom from spring and into fall. In the spring, pink and white Spanish Bluebells and miniature daffodils fill the gardens beds. The dwarf hardy Plumbago ground-cover provides color throughout the season, as well as fall foliage color and blue blooms. The tropical foliage of the elephant ears accents the corners of the walkways up to the Fountain, where visitors can sit and enjoy.
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