Saturday, November 27, 2021

All Gone!

 

There used to be a beautiful fountain at the Scottsdale Civic Center Park. 



It was large with several fountain spouts that pushed water into the air.  It was located right in the middle of the park and although you wouldn't know it when you were walking around it, the fountain was located right above a street that traveled north and south right under the park.  That fountain started to cause leakage below it and the water was causing a lot of damage to the underpass for the road.  Back in 2018, I wrote about it with some photos of the temporary art pieces that replaced the water.



It was finally decided that the entire underpass had to be rebuilt so construction started in the fall of 2018 and it continued into the spring of 2021.  During that time, the park was almost divided into two pieces because of the construction and the work that needed to be done to stabilize the area.  When it finally opened again, this is what replaced the fountain.  A long flat space with both grass and paved area.  It's certainly not as attractive as the fountain but the area has become a  popular place to ride bikes through the park and picnic in the grass.  It's still a popular park, it just looks different to those of us who remember the fountain.




10 comments:

Andy said...

My personal opinion... it looked much better with the fountain.

biebkriebels said...

Sad the fountain has gone...

Revrunner said...

Just one of those engineering lessons so hard learned--water will always, eventually, find its way.

Travel said...

Quite a change. Nice green space, looks like a nice place for a ride.

RedPat said...

Not as nice as the fountain but probably safer in the long term for the overpass.

Steve Reed said...

I like the green space, and it's probably better environmentally than a fountain (even one that recycles water). Then again, I suppose they need to water that grass, too. Maybe they should have planted cacti!

bill said...

It's too bad about the fountains but safety is important if the water caused problems. This still looks like a nice place to ride a bike or hangout.

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Might be a smart change by the city, given droughts and related water problems.

William Kendall said...

Very different.

Gemel said...

I prefer the fountain.