Clyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas is getting a big gift for the holiday season – the world’s longest interactive fountain.
Park president Kit Sowers told NBC 5 that the interactive “super fountain” would shoot jets up to 95 feet into the air and capable of water jetting columns up to 100 feet.
An additional $ 10 million comes as a Christmas gift from Park Board member Nancy Best and her husband Randy, the park said in a news Thursday morning.
The fountain is designed by Los Angeles-based Fluidity Design Consultants and will be placed at the park’s Pearl Street entrance.
It will have a central island of three stainless steel “trees” from which water will flow to pulses and jets. The fountain base will have a shallow, “highly reflective” splash pool. At night, the fountains will have colorful light shows with streams of water for music.
“The only way to describe this fountain is spectacular,” Jodi Grant, chairman of the board of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation, said in a news release. “It would be unlike anything seen before, really. When you look at aerial photos of Dallas in the future, we strongly believe that this is the ‘blimp shot’ you will see. It will be a signature structure reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower light show in Paris with children playing in the daytime and visitors at night with spectacular shows. “
Nancy Best said, “Clyde Warren Park has been a show of love for Randy and me.” “It is a great honor and privilege to make this gift, and we hope that it will inspire others to do what they can, whether it is through charity, voluntarily or kindness A random task to continue to make our city a place. Everyone would be proud to call home. “
Construction will begin in the summer of 2021 and is expected to be finished by December.