Category Archives: William Volker Memorial Fountain and Waterfall
Found: April 12, 2016
As part of the 2016 Fountain Day ceremony, the repaired and renovated William Volker Memorial Fountain was dedicated. Not only is the fountain and the sculptures contained within repaired and renovated, the waterfall is now operational.
You can read my original post about the fountain here and use that post to compare and contrast the changes and renovations made to the fountain.
The waterfall had not run for many years. It was originally designed to use water out of Brush Creek, which as many Kansas Citians know, is not the cleanest source of water. Over the years, the silt and mud (and whatever else got sucked into the fountain) mucked up and clogged up the plumbing and filtration system faster than it could be cleaned out eventually rendering the waterfall inoperable. But now, everything is fixed and working and it looks great.
The fountain up top also got repaired and renovated. The basins were redone to replace cracking and leaking materials. The bases for the sculptures were redone. The sculptures were removed from the site and while gone were repaired and cleaned up and they made their return on April 7. The water spouts and jets now shoot higher.
Everything looks great and as good as new now!