Hannibal Parks Department personnel were continuing their efforts to remove the old fountain in Nipper Park on Monday morning.

In advance of Hannibal’s riverfront renovation project the removal of two structures - the old restrooms and the Nipper Park fountain - has taken place in recent weeks.

“We’ve got the time and it will save us a little money in demo down the road and get them out of the way,” said Andy Dorian during the November park board meeting.

Removal of the restrooms, which were located near the eastern end of Broadway, occurred weeks ago.

The demolition of the fountain reportedly began last week. It was hoped the fountain’s removal would conclude Monday ahead of a weather system that will bring with it more seasonable-like temperatures.

Left standing for a bit will be the small, stone building next to the fountain. Reportedly someone wants the stones.

Reach reporter Danny Henley at danny.henley@courierpost.com .