Heritage Park Fountain to reopen Wednesday

OlympianSeptember 10, 2013 

The Heritage Park Fountain will reopen Wednesday, according to the city of Olympia.

Though the fountain is usually closed Wednesdays, it will reopen at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to a news release.

The popular fountain, at 330 Fifth Ave. SW, was shut off Thursday after a leak was discovered in its sand filter, said Jonathon Turlove, Interim Parks Program & Planning Supervisor.

Turlove didn’t immediately know the cost of the repair.

This was the third time the fountain was shut down for repairs since May 2012.

 

The fountain shut down for about a week in July when the fountain’s air compressor, which shoots jets of water into the air, failed. The repair cost was about $1,500, Turlove said at the time.

And the fountain was also down for more than a month last year due to cracks in the fountain’s concrete moat, a repair estimated to cost up to $25,000.

Turlove said the city has hired a consultant to consider a broader overhaul of the fountain, which dates to 1996 and was paid for largely through a memorial gift from the family of Virginia Satterberg Helsell.

 

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