Friendship Fountain

Also known as: Fountain of Friendship in Dallas Thomas Park
1015 Museum Circle, Jacksonville, FL

Formerly the worlds largest & tallest fountain in Jacksonville

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Friendship Fountain

Photo taken by Michael Miller

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Friendship Fountain is a large fountain in Jacksonville, Florida. It is located in St. Johns River Park (also known as Friendship Fountain Park) at the west end of Downtown Jacksonville's Southbank Riverwalk attraction. The world's largest and tallest fountain when it opened, it has been one of Jacksonville's most recognizable and popular attractions.[1][2] The fountain and park were designed by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick in 1963 and opened in 1965. The fountain's three pumps could push 17,000 US gallons (64,000 L) of water per minute up to ten stories in height. Friendship Fountain remained one of Jacksonville's signature attractions through the 20th century, but severe corrosion and deterioration to the equipment resulted in periodic closures in the 2000s. In 2011 the city completed a $3.2 million renovation to the fountain and the surrounding park. - Wikipedia

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  • October 30, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com