Renovations to the Rose Garden pond in Central Park will be finished Friday, restoring the beauty of one of the city’s more popular sites.
Built in 1959, the Rose Garden is now one of 125 on a countrywide list of All-American Rose Selection gardens. In 1968, the small pond and arched bridge were added to the Rose Garden along the Central Parkway entrance, and it became a popular destination for wedding photos.
The original pond was stagnant and built from concrete, which weathered over time and developed cracks. Decker’s Landscaping and Aquatics remodeled the pond, creating a small waterfall and creek to run under the 46-year-old bridge.
On Saturday, Decker’s Landscape will offer its fourth Pond Tour of the Capital Region, in which patrons can tour Decker’s aquatic landscape installations across the area, including the newly finished Rose Garden Pond. All proceeds of ticket sales will go to the Ronald McDonald House; tickets can be purchased by calling 887-5552.