Monthly Archives: August 2014

Gramercy Park Fountain

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Location:  Gramercy Park Condominiums, West 95th Street and Perry Lane, Overland Park, KS

Found:  August 17, 2014

At the corner of West 95th and Perry Lane sits this fountain.  It is part of the Gramercy Park Condos property.  A plaque on the fountain is in memory of Irv Heinson, who was the chairman of the fountain restoration project and a board member of the Gramercy Park Homes Association.

The fountain is surrounded by a brick pool.  There are some trees planted in adjoining brick planters.  A path goes back behind the fountain and there are a couple of benches on which you can sit and watch the fountain and the constant traffic on West 95th.

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Kauffman Stadium Water Spectacular

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Location:  Kauffman Stadium, One Royal Way, Kansas City, MO

Found:  July 29, 2014

The home of the Kansas City Royals is probably most famous for its fountains (and certainly not the baseball team in recent years).  The Water Spectacular is the largest privately funded fountain in the world at 322 feet wide.  The fountains have various effects and sprays and run before the game and then between the half innings during the game.  As night falls, the lights in the pools are turned on tinting the fountains various colours.

Before the 2009 remodel of the stadium, the fountains were only located behind right field and there was no way for fans to walk near them.  After the remodeling, the fountains and pools made their way behind left field as well.   The remodeling also created the outfield experience where a concourse, a hall of fame, a children’s play area and concession areas were added behind the outfield and allowed fans to get a close-up view of the fountains from behind and the sides.  Fans can now even sit amongst the fountains.

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