Sophie Loeb Fountain

Sophie Loeb Fountain, located at the James Michael Levin Playground, is a water feature etched with characters from Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland.

The fountain commemorates Sophie Loeb, a writer and social activist in the early 20th century whose tireless work for orphans, destitute mothers, and immigrants earned her the name “the godmother of American children.”

Originally a drinking fountain, the sculpture stood once outside Heckscher Playground. In 1987, the Conservancy moved it to the Levin Playground and refitted it as the center of a water feature where children can play.

Walk south to see a nearby sculpture along the same motif: the Alice in Wonderland statue at Conservatory Water.