Klyde Warren Park in Dallas is now home to the world’s tallest interactive water fountain. The Nancy Best Fountain, a gift from park board member Nancy Best and her husband Randy, was unveiled during a dedication ceremony Wednesday.
This $10 million addition to the park is an interactive super fountain that shoots jets of water up to 100 feet in the air. The 5,000-square-foot splash pad features three 15-foot stainless steel trees, 14 rosebud-shaped bubblers, and 106 small nozzles.
Each evening the fountains will offer choreographed shows with colored lights, music, and “dancing waters.”
Kit Sawers, president of Klyde Warren Park, told NBC News that the music would change with the season. For instance, holiday music will play during Christmas, and patriotic music will play on the Fourth of July.
“Every month, the music will change,” Sawers said. “Every evening, there will be a 30 to 40-minute show of different types of music, and the music will change in support of our holiday traditions that people have come to enjoy at Klyde Warren Park.”
Some local residents have nicknamed the fountain the “Dellagio,” a nod to the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas, which also feature lights and choreographed water shows. However, unlike the Bellagio, visitors to the Nancy Best Fountain are encouraged to play in the water during the nightly shows.
The water is recirculated, sanitized, and goes through four filtration processes.
“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,” Grant said.