A lot of community-minded people worked really hard to make sure the Julie Penrose Fountain would run this summer. And guess what, they did it! They raised the money. The fountain was running, and the kids were loving it, and then... and then the pump broke.
The fountain will be dry until at least next year.
Talk about a bummer. But hey, at least it ran as long as it did.
Here it is in official press-release terms:
Julie Penrose Fountain CLOSED for rest of season due to pump failure
The Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park closed today and will remain closed for the remainder of the season. The fountain was scheduled to be open this weekend and over Labor Day weekend before closing for the season, but equipment failure has caused the fountain to be shut down early. Signage has been posted at the site to notify visitors.