Kansas City Parks Dept.

Meyer Fountain on KC's Ward Parkway operating again after $600K in repairs

Marc LaVoie
October 19, 2017 - 4:55 am
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The Meyer Fountain, a point of pride and beauty along Ward Parkway in Kansas City, is working once again two years after it was shut down for repairs. 

"It really shows the arcing water going up," said Dave Fowler, who helped raise the money needed to fix the fountain at Meyer Circle. "ut also the water coming down from the seahorse's mouth."

Technicians who worked on the fountain said its biggest repair was a fiberglass box which housed the electronics. The box flooded and shorted out the fountain out. 

Repairs cost $600,000.

The eight-ton fountain stood for 300 years in a square in Venice, Italy.

The sculpted seahorse figures were brought to Kansas City in the 1920s. 
 

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