I’ve photographed Benton Park before, once back in 2010, and then again in 2018, but I never get tired of how beautiful it is, as well as its history, both above and below ground. Below is the Friedrich Hecker Monument, stripped of its bronze details by vandals.
The new fountain will keep the water from stagnating. Before, there was a constant flushing of water from the lake into the sewer, which was a waste of water. The fountain will prevent the growth of algae.