The Saracen Fountain is the focal point of Alexandra park, help the Friends restore it to its former glory.

The Friends of Alexandra Park are trying to raise money to help get our wonderful Saracen Fountain restored, there are only 3 of these fountains in the in Alexandra Park Glasgow, one in Warrington and one in South Africa.

The A listed Saracen Fountain from 1901 was sculpted by David Watson Stevenson and the foundry was Walter Macfarlane & Co at their Saracen works in Possil. The 40-foot-high/38-foot basin cast-iron structure remains one of the most significant iron fountains in Europe. The 40-foot cast-iron Walter MacFarlane Saracen Fountain was gifted to the City after the 1901 International Exhibition and remained in Kelvingrove Park for 12 years after the exhibition. In 1914 Glasgow Corporation took the decision to re-site this magnificent piece of industrial architecture to its present location in the park.

The Fountain is the focal point of the park, but it has decayed over the years and has always been a topic of discussion with our park users so we would like to have it restored to its former glory. If we, the local community can start to raise funds, we will then be able to ask other organisations for help so please donate what you can. We can also get our local schools involved with fundraising by doing sponsored walks or sports tournaments in the hub.
This is a massive project that I am sure the people of Dennistoun, Haghill, Riddrie, Carntyne and the East end of Glasgow will support and be proud of and our community can be proud of the legacy they have left for the future.

Please support the Friends of Alexandra Park to restore the fountain and support its historic value.

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