Our conservation of the Seventh Regiment Memorial included applying a greenish patina and a new coating to the sculpture, protecting it from corrosion and other types of deterioration.
The 7th Regiment Memorial honors the 58 men of the 7th Regiment who died defending the Union during the Civil War. It was sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward, who also created other statues in the Park: Indian Hunter, William Shakespeare, and the Pilgrim.
The Conservancy removed the existing coating and applied a new coating to protect the bronze from corrosion and other types of deterioration caused by exposure to the elements. This work was completed with the help of our summer conservation technicians.
Since 2012, we have been working to recoat all bronze monuments in the Park. Most of the Park’s bronze sculptures were last coated in the 1980s and 1990s with lacquer-based coating. Now, having reached their lifespan, the coatings are being replaced.
Reconstruction of Tarr-Coyne Tots Playground
Our reconstruction of the Tarr-Coyne Tots Playground incorporated new toddler-friendly play experiences that feature climbing, swinging, and sand play; introduced a new water feature; and created an ADA-accessible path to the playground.
Adventure Playground ReconstructionOur reconstruction of Adventure Playground included adding new adventure-style play elements, enhancing accessibility, improving infrastructure, and incorporating new plantings in the surrounding landscape.
Boat Landings Reconstruction
We completed five faithful recreations of the Lake’s original boat landings, which had been constructed in the 19th century and removed throughout the 20th century due to deterioration.
Naumburg Bandshell Renovation
Our work on the historic Naumburg Bandshell restored lost architectural features, repaired the concrete and limestone masonry, and will help preserve the integrity of the structure for years to come.