Kansas City’s fountains are featured in the October issue of Parks & Rec Business magazine. The article was written by KC Parks Senior Landscape Architect (ie fountain restoration expert) Jocelyn Ball-Edson.
Fountains can create an ambiance for any setting. Whether it’s the sound of water falling from one tier to the next, or dancing and changing color to the sound of a melodic tune, fountains typically evoke feelings of joy and peace.
While all of these feel-good terms sound like characteristics of amenities that parks and recreation departments should provide, there are many things to consider when contemplating adding a public fountain to facilities, or renovating an existing one. A fountain is a long-term, complicated commitment that requires making good initial choices to avoid problems later.
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