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Answered: Which waterworks is the newest addition to the City of Fountains?

Keeping a timeline of our 200+ registered fountains is no easy task.

Two photos of water fountains, one featuring three bronze statues of children playing and the other a simple brick structure reading "Parkway Towers."

Left: Kids at Heart Fountain, Right: Parkway Towers Fountain | Photos via City of Fountains Foundation

We sprinkled some knowledge about Fountain Day in your inbox earlier this week, but it left reader George S. with a question: When did KC build its last fountain?

After scouring the city’s preeminent authority on all things waterworks, it appears the two latest were both made in 2009: Kids at Heart Fountain + Parkway Towers Fountain.

Lee’s Summit’s Kids at Heart Fountain was the city’s first public art installation and features a bronze sculpture by Kansas City artist Kwan Wu. Plaza condo complex Parkway Tower’s signature display can sum up its origin story in two words: renovation project.

After 15 years, we think it might be time to up the city’s water feature portfolio. Have an idea for the next great KC fountain? Drop us a line.

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