Boy with Paddle Fountain restoration

The name of this fountain was changed from Strong Memorial Fountain to Boy with Paddle Fountain in May 2022.

Project Status: Completed

Golden cherub statue on top of cast iron drinking fountain. Pink garden flowers with selective focus on the foreground. Trees in the background.

Why we’re doing this

Boy with Paddle Fountain (also known as the cherub fountain) is the first ornamental drinking fountain to be donated to and erected in a suburban municipality or a town in New South Wales.

We’re undertaking important restorative work to help preserve this piece of public art.

What we’re doing

  • The pond will be waterproofed and tiles replaced.
  • The hydraulic system will be upgraded.
  • The cast iron elements will be repainted.

Part of the Strong Memorial Reserve will be closed while this work takes place.

Access through Elizabeth and Watson streets will remain open.

Strong Memorial Fountain restoration
Fountain in Strong Memorial Reserve, Paddington.