Gold Star Families Memorial And Park in Chicago, IL

The Gold Star Families Memorial and Park is dedicated to the fallen Chicago police and their families.

Delta Fountains Water Wall Screen

Delta designed and manufactured the water screens that make up the textured water wall.

Families Remember Fallen Police in Chicago

The memorial is meant as a tribute for those Chicago police that have fallen since the 1830s. Family members came to pay their respects to their fallen loved ones.

Stainless Steel Water Wall Screens

Delta Fountains' custom stainless steel water screens were placed vertically and horizontally to create a more dynamic water flow.

Gold Star Families Memorial and Park

Chicago, IL


  • Date2006
  • ClientChicago Police Memorial Foundation
  • Categories
  • DesignWolff Landscape Architecture

A concrete water wall with stainless steel screens and flowing water creates ever-changing images for those who visit the Gold Star Families Memorial and Park. The five-acre park was built to pay tribute to more than 520 police officers whose lives were lost in the line of duty since the Chicago Police Department was formed in the 1830s.

The Gold Star Families Memorial & Park Water Wall

The Gold Star Families Memorial and Park design of the water wall echoes the look of the park’s entrance pylons and the iconic checkerboard pattern used on the hat band of Chicago police officers’ uniforms. Sixteen large stainless steel screens are spaced in a checkerboard pattern in front of the poured concrete wall. The water flows behind the screens, seen only in the perforations. 

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