Bert Weeks Memorial Gardens
This project commenced in 1996 with preliminary conceptual drawings for a waterfront fountain and gardens. The memorial fountain and gardens were dedicated to Mayor Bert Weeks in 2005. The former Mayor’s ambition, during his political career, was to re-establish Windsor’s waterfront into a passive park, stretching from the Ambassador Bridge to Hiram Walker Distillery.
Incorporated into this design is a central element that functions not only as a focal point but as a symbolic element dedicated to Mayor Bert Weeks. As a watchmaker by trade, the ‘noon-mark’ is a representation of the Mayor’s occupation prior to entering municipal politics.
The memorial gardens incorporate indigenous plants and canopy trees to contribute to the overall serenity in the gardens. The fountain is a series of platforms that bring visitors from Riverside Drive to the edge of the Detroit River. Each platform provides strategic views to the waterfall and surrounding gardens.
- Moon Mark
- Formal & Naturalized Gardens
- Cascading Water Fountain