Press release

New water fountain installed at Dilworth Park

PHILADELPHIA (September 13, 2018) – Dilworth Park has a sleek new drinking fountain designed with bubblers at heights for people and for dogs, as well as a station for refilling water bottles.

The dog-friendly fountain was championed by a neighbor and friend of Dilworth Park, Helen Laman. She walked her dog Louie in the park for many years and, after his death last year, approached the Center City District (CCD) about a way to memorialize her companion in the park.

“Providing a fountain for both people and dogs was an ideal way for Helen to keep the memory of Louie alive,” said Center City District President Paul R. Levy. “Helen became a champion of fundraising and approached many friends and neighbors, and helped raise funds that CCD matched.”

A small dedication ceremony was held on September 13 to dedicate the fountain and to thank Helen Laman and her friends who generously contributed to the fountain.


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