Thanks to the Department of Public Improvements, the broken fountain in George Rogers Clark Park is once again flowing and this just in time for RiverFest when the riverfront sees the highest pedestrian traffic of the year. Insects and birds are happy to hear the news too; when we went on site, there was a praying mantis taking a quick drink and birds were also enjoying some time perched at the top of the rock.
Apparently, according to City Staff, the architecturally salvaged rock that crowns the fountain originates from an old City Hall building and is one of two in existence.
Other fountains that are managed by the City include: the Goosegirl Fountain in Mainstrasse, BF Howard Park on 11th Street between Scott Boulevard and Greenup Street, and the Korean War Memorial at Ritte’s Corner, Latonia.
See Hector Klette, DPI Technician, discuss the project here.