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10 phenomenal public fountains

By: Josh Lew on July 17, 2013, 6:21 p.m.
The Citygarden Fountain in St. Louis at night, with the Gateway Arch in the background

Photo: Tyler Burrus/Wikimedia Commons

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St. Louis Citygarden Fountains

St. Louis's state-of-the-art urban green space, Citygarden, sits in the city's reinvigorated downtown area. The fountains themselves are impressive: a spray plaza, with water jets coming from the ground for kids to run through, and a wall of limestone with a six-foot high waterfall that uses recycled water, supplemented by natural rainwater runoff.

The spray plaza's jets are illuminated at night. It is not so much the fountains as the entire atmosphere, including trees, sculptures and boulevard-like sidewalks, that make this St. Louis attraction such an attractive place to visit.