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Park fountain to get its swan back

Staff writer

A bathing swan long ago removed from a fountain in Central Park will be replaced after Marion residents saw a photo of the fountain as it used to be in the July 31, 2019, edition of the Marion County Record.

City parks and recreation director Margo Yates told council members Monday that Bob Good contacted her in September to say his family was interested in replacing the swan as a memorial for his mother, Bula Good.

She contacted Robinson Iron, an Indiana company that manufactures and restores iron fountain accessories and other items, to find out the price for a new sculpture.

“The install is very easy as it may be bolted to the structure or welded since the piece is iron,” Yates said. “We may need to drill new holes in the top of the fountain.”

Good has already given the city a check to cover the cost of the swan and shipping, Yates said.

City council members approved moving forward with the purchase and installation.

Last modified Feb. 10, 2021