Ritter Park fountain to undergo renovation
HUNTINGTON — The fountain in Ritter Park will undergo a total renovation this spring, with preliminary work beginning March 20, the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation District has announced.
The work is expected to be completed May 6, which means construction will interfere with annual prom season photo opportunities at the 10th Street fountain.
The total cost of the renovation project is $134,467, with the majority of funding coming from a project fund set up by R. Sterling Hall for fountain repairs and maintenance.
Cascade Fountains, in conjunction with the Fountain People, have designed and built completely new operating systems for the fountain, which was constructed in 1999.
The overhaul will replace the jets and pumping system and make the fountain operation computer controlled.
When completed, the fountain will have computer programmable spray jet patterns and LED lighting.
GHPRD maintenance staff will begin preliminary work March 20, which will include installing construction fencing, removing old equipment and installing new drain lines.
Cascade Fountains will arrive March 25 and begin work that is expected to last three to four weeks, weather permitting. GHPRD will then clean up the area and redress the fountain.
The public is asked to avoid the area while construction takes place.