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Delbert J. Haff Circle Fountain

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Location:  East Meyer Boulevard, Askew Avenue and Swope Parkway, Kansas City

Found:  September 14, 2013

In front of the Meyer Boulevard entrance to Swope Park is this large traffic island (it is 600 feet long) containing these fountains and the large reflecting pool in which they reside.  This is one of Kansas City’s larger water features as the pool measures 160 feet long by 60 feet wide.  It is surround by a low stone wall.

At the west end of the pool is a sculpture memorial for Delbert J. Haff, who was a Parks Commissioner in the early 20th century.  It is a bust set on a high stone platform and is covered.  The bust is looking east toward Swope Park.  I tried to get an over-the-shoulder shot of the fountains, but I wasn’t quite tall enough.  I had to settle for a side-of-the-bust shot instead.

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