Tuesday, May 22, 2018
The Fountain is Closed
I've always enjoyed seeing this fountain in the Scottsdale Civic Center Park but the last few times I'd been there, the fountain was turned off. I wondered why.
This last weekend, I finally learned why such a pretty fountain had been turned off. I hadn't realized that the fountain sits over the top of an underpass for a road and the fountain had started to leak, causing damage to the structure below. The city is working on plans to renovate the whole park but, because work will not begin for about a year, this art piece has been added to make the dry fountain more interesting. The piece is called Sun Lanterns by Eli Richard. Apparently they contain solar cells and at twilight they light up and stay lit all night. My next goal is to get there in the evening sometime soon so I can see them lit up.