July 30, 2018 . . . City officials, KC Parks staff, and City of Fountains Foundation board members gathered this morning for ceremony celebrating the beginning of public-private funded renovations to the Delbert J. Haff Circle Fountain.
Located at Meyer Boulevard and Swope Parkway, the fountain welcomes visitors to the entrance of Swope Park and pays tribute to one of Kansas City’s most influential proponents of the local parks system. The mirror pool was installed in 1940 and equipped with jets in 1966.
Current improvements include a new concrete basin to reduce the depth of the pool and in turn reduce the amount of water it holds by 50%. Increasing the spray nozzles from 3 to 7, adding color LED lighting, installing new fountain equipment and a new vault to house the equipment, replacing the concrete walkway around the fountain, adding an ADA entrance on the east side, replacing the stonework around the edge of the fountain, and adding landscaping around the bust of Delbert Haff on the west side. Renovations are funded by GOkc Bonds ($750,000) and donations to the City of Fountains Foundation ($462,000). The renovations will be completed in time for Fountain Day 2019 in April.