An all-new water feature is coming to the east end of Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas.
The water fountain is something similar to the one seen in Las Vegas or Disney World. It will have stainless steel trees that shoot water more than 55 feet into the air. At night, it will come alive with a colorful light show synchronized to music.
Construction of this project is expected to begin in the summer and should be complete by next December.
It will be funded by longtime Klyde Warren Park board member Nancy Best and her husband.
Best told media that she and the founders of the park always dreamed about something like this on the east end of the park. She is hopeful that this project will bring families together. She said in her statement, "You maybe know, we have a lot of water features in the park now and the children love them. It brings the kids to the park, and it brings their parents to the park. So if we have this fabulous fountain on the east end, that will attract the parents and the water attracts the children. It will bring families together. And families is what we love to see in the park. It's a happy place for everybody."
Park co-founder, Sheila Grant, said, “Nancy Best has been a tireless advocate of the Park since its inception.”. “Her giving spirit and commitment to create a beautiful, perfect communal space for all of Dallas have long been a force behind the Park’s success. When Nancy called and said she and Randy wanted to underwrite the fountain’s construction, we were thrilled, but not entirely surprised because Nancy puts the Park and this city first. That she would offer such an incredible gift to our citizens in a year filled with so many challenges… well, that’s just Nancy.”