Due to scheduling issues, the ribbon-cutting for the Henry Bowen Anthony fountain in Lippitt Park has been moved to June 4 at 11am.  This is even better timing than originally planned, as it coincides with the first day of the farmer’s market in the park for the season.

Among others, Mayor Taveras is expected to speak at this event.  We will also feature a live music performance by Gordon School’s The G-Notes.

Come out and enjoy the (hopefully) nice weather, and celebrate the re-opening of the fountain.  We hope you can make it!


Dean W · June 7, 2011 at 11:27 am

We understand that the Parks Dept will be taking some steps to curb people from going into the fountain basin. Signs will be going up in the next week to tell people to stay out. As much as no one wants to interrupt the aesthetic beauty of the fountain, it seems apparent that signs are need. They will try to balance the aesthetics with the need for visibility of the signs.

They are looking into hiring one or two high school kids as part of a summer recreational program, and part of that job could be to watch out for people in the fountain.

There will also be a senior hired to clear the leaves out of the fountain, so that will be an additional person nearby to discourage misuse.

Peter · June 6, 2011 at 7:36 am

The fountain looked great but needs some adjustment to get full flow to the top, maybe just throttling of some valves to the other water ports. And am I to believe kids will be allowed to play around in the fountain? This was occurring all weekend and the upward spouts already need repairs. I didn’t donate money to have this work of art be destroyed and disrespected by undisciplined kids.

David · June 5, 2011 at 11:20 am

I live across from the fountain. I am disheartened that is is being used as the world’s worst, if not free, warer slide by the children. The kids also enjoy all the change they can scoop up and give to thier brain dead parents. I never realized that I was such a snob as to think that when I see a fountain my first thought is not to put my kids into it.

Patricia Zacks · June 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

Live across from the fountain. Looked forward to its completion to watch from our porch. Now it seems that moms & dads are ALLOWING their kiddies to use it as a wading pool, sloshing through it, picking up coins people have dropped in, etc. This is a piece of ART to VIEW, NOT a place for children to romp in. I am offended by parents’ ignorance, and hope to hell one of these little angels drowns in what may turn out to be an “attractive nuisance.” Can you please post signs asking people to keep their kids OUT OF THE WATER.

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