DALLAS — Klyde Warren Park in downtown Dallas has been working on an extensive expansion project. Recently, a major donation to support the project has allowed the park to build the world’s tallest interactive fountain.
What You Need To Know
- Multimillion dollar project was unveiled through renderings named Klyde Warren Park 2.0.
- What’s caught the public’s eye the most is the expected “super-fountain”
- Will have choreographed water shows that shoot over 55 feet into the air
- A $10 million Christmas gift from Klyde Warren Park board member Nancy Best and her husband made it all possible
According to a press release, the multimillion dollar project was unveiled through renderings named Klyde Warren Park 2.0. The plans call for a three-story enclosed special events pavilion, a 36,000-square-foot multi-use green space and an expansion of the children’s park.
What’s caught the public’s eye the most, though, is the expected “super-fountain,” which will have choreographed water shows that shoot over 55 feet into the air. A $10 million Christmas gift from Klyde Warren Park board member Nancy Best and her husband made it all possible.
The “super-fountain” will be named after Best and built at the Pearl Street entrance of the park. It will feature a central island of three stainless steel “trees” where water is expected to pulse and soar into the air. On the ground level, visitors will be able to play in the shallow.
The transformative fountain will turn Klyde Warren Park into the one of the largest free water parks in the Lone Star State. The fountain will especially light up during the evening with colorful light shows and shimmering streams and concert soundtracks.
“The only way to describe this fountain is spectacular,” said Jody Grant, chairman of the board of the Woodall Rodgers Park Foundation. “It will truly be unlike anything seen before. When you look at aerial photos of Dallas in the future, we firmly believe this is the ‘blimp shot’ you will see. It will be a signature structure that by day beckons children at play and by night delights visitors with a spectacular show, reminiscent of the Eiffel Tower light show in Paris.”
The fountain is currently being designed by a Los Angeles-based company and installation is expected to start in summer 2021. The project’s anticipated finish is set for December 2021.
“Klyde Warren Park has been a labor of love for both Randy and me. It’s a great honor and privilege to make this gift, and we hope it will spur others to do what they can, whether it be via donation, volunteering or simply a random act of kindness, to continue to make our city a place we can all be proud to call home,” said Best in the press release.