Kansas City’s history is reflected in a century of fountain development. First,fountains were established to fill the needs of people and animals and later as beautification,memorials,and celebrations.
Originally established by Kansas Citians Harold and Peggy Rice in 1973,The City of Fountains Foundation,working with the Parks and Recreation Department of Kansas City,dedicated its efforts to enhancing Kansas City and its surrounding areas by encouraging the establishment of fountains and their accompanying funds.
We hope you enjoy the pictures and web site as well taking time to see the fountains in person.
Would you like to know more about Kansas City’s Fountains?
Well,you’ve come to the right place to find out. You’ll find a brief history of our fountains going all the way back to 1883,and some fun facts that will surprise you. And if you think you know everything about our fountains,try taking our test and see how much you really know!
The Kansas City Missouri Public Library has several fountain resources on line. You can see postcards and read comments from Mildred Kittell Ray,the “postcard lady”,who left her extensive documented collection to the library.
You can also view the historical photos of fountains at the Kansas City Missouri Public Library’s web site.