Firefly Pond

Landmarks, 2.59802
Alternate Name
Fire Protection Pond
1981 – 1984 created
In describing the new Firefly Pond in 1983, The Morton Arboretum's director, Marion T. Hall, wrote that it would "add much to our research and educational programs and to our aesthetic image as well." However, Firefly Pond's main function was to serve as a pumping reserve in the event of a fire at the newly-constructed Research Center. Located east of the Research Center's greenhouses, the pond was designed by the Arboretum's landscape architect, Tony Tyznik, and received its name from the former Arboretum director, Clarence Godshalk.