April 9th marks the day when Kansas City, Missouri’s 48 public fountains spring back to life! Please join the Board of Parks and Recreation Commissioners for the official start of fountain season 2013.
Fountain Day 2013 will be held on Tuesday, April 9 at 11 a.m. near the Children’s Fountain at North Oak Street & N.E. 32nd Street in Waterworks Park.
Playful, happy, challenging, thoughtful–all are terms that can be used to describe Kansas City’s Children’s Fountain. The fountain was designed to celebrate children and Kansas City children were used as models for the figures.
Local sculptor Tom Corbin created the six figures: Joy posing happily on one pedestal; Meeting Challenges represented by a boy with crutches; a ballerina; a boy playing soccer; a boy standing on his head and a girl wading into the pool of the fountain. They are each 8 to 9 feet tall.
The fountain was turned on June 21, 1995. The dedication plaque says: “The bronze figures represent children everywhere to whom this fountain is dedicated and the activities that shape young lives making childhood a joy.”
View our last year’s Fountain Day video!