Sunday, August 3, 2008


This fountain was placed in Pioneer Park somewhere around 1910 (can't remember the exact date) and was restored and repaired by a local group in the 1980s. This is one of the first times I've seen this fountain running, as I tend to avoid this park during the warmer days because of its popularity. So I generally see it during autumn and winter, when it is turned off to prevent the pipes from bursting with frozen water. It really is quite a beautiful fountain. While I sate at a nearby picnic bench and enjoyed dinner with my husband and sister, we saw several groups of kids come by and splash around in it. Their giggles made me smile.


jill said...

This is a lovely fountain. I love the 'wedding cake' tiered design. Glad you were able to see it working.

The Mom said...

I love the photo and the angle that you took it from. It looks cool and refreshing and a sultry summer day. How tall is the fountain?

Becky said...

It's probably six feet or so.