Fountain upgrades delay seasonal return to service

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Centennial Riverwalk Park fountain nozzle and water return await the fountain's return to service this year (May 2, 2018). Photo: Discover Ferndale

The fountain at Centennial Riverwalk Park is typically run from May until the end of September. But this year, according to City of Ferndale officials, the start will be a little later.

Public Works Director Kevin Renz said upgrades were being made to the fountain’s mechanical system this year and as a result its start date would be delayed. When asked when to expect the fountain to return to service, Renz simply replied, “Soon-ish.”

City workers could be seen today descending into the mechanical room below ground where the plumbing and machinery that drives the fountain is located.