Steles are thirty-five striking and colourful posts of 10 and 16 feet in height which line the Waterworks River, bringing a distinctive identity to one of the main waterways in the Park. Both sculptural and functional, like a chain of minimalist pop monoliths, they evoke nautical waymarkers and have been made of the same durable material as navigational water buoys.
The Steles are also practically useful as mooring posts, referencing the ongoing and historical activity of boats and barges in this area. They mark are boundary between the navigable part of the Waterworks River and the part left to grow naturally.
The Steles were the first piece of artwork to be completed on the Park.
Here is a video detailing the creation and installation of the artwork :
Link to artist's web site