“In 1837, City Council passed a resolution calling for, 'a fountain of grand proportions,'" explained Amy Needle, executive director of Historic Philadelphia.
She said the grand fountain and the park were in disarray until 2006, when it was renovated by her nonprofit organization. Now, the newest renovation comes just in time for the park’s 13th renovation birthday.
“The fountain sprouts, they moved really nice with the music," said one spectator.
And in honor of the park’s 13th birthday, Needle said they’ll be adding programming four days a week throughout the month of August.
Evening shows will also have the additional element of lights.
“It’s so important in our city to have green space that can be accessed by everyone, so this fountain show will just be another attraction that people can come and enjoy," Needle said.