Washington Square Fountain To Be Turned On Soon! — Maybe This Week (With or Without the Previously Vanished Side Plumes is Unknown)

Scene at the Fountain Today

Updated

Scene at the Fountain Today

The Fountain should be on soon… possibly this week! At the Community Board 2 Parks Committee Meeting earlier this month, District Manager Ralph Musolino projected “mid May.” It’s been a little chilly and I’m not sure if that’s a factor but it should be turned on soon. At least by the end of the month.

The larger question… when is it turned on, will it appear with side jets (plumes) … like this…

Or not… like this…


To read the saga of the disappearing plumes, visit these previous WSP Blog posts:

The Fountain, (Side) Plume-less Again September 11, 2012

Late Summer 2012: After More than a Year, The Washington Square Fountain’s (Side) Plumes are Back On! August 30, 2012

It’s the Prime of Summer 2011 — Is Something (New) Wrong with the Washington Square Park Fountain? August 11, 2011

A note: the previous fountain lasted for 80 years… maybe it should have been left in its previous location (where it had been since 1870). Just a thought.

Photo 1 & 3: Cathryn

Photo 2: Scott Steinbaugh