Potomac Yard fountain reopens

Potomac Yard fountain reopens
The Potomac Yard Interactive Fountain has reopened for public use. (Photo/LPDA)

By Liana Hardy | lhardy@alextimes.com

The Potomac Yard Interactive Fountain, located at 2501 Potomac Ave., has reopened to the public, according to a news release.

The fountain, which features 36 water jets, sits between two playgrounds in Potomac Yard Park. Alexandrians can enjoy the fountain from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily until Sept. 5, and then from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily from Sept. 6 to Oct. 15.

The fountain also includes 12 light-up water jets, or laminar jets, that have lighting for nighttime effects. Sensors control the water jet height by adjusting to the wind speed in the area, and the fountain offers three programmable sequences for the jets.

Staff will continue to monitor the fountain over the next few days, according to the release. The fountain also features a secondary ultraviolet water treatment system for added public safety. By treating and recycling the water, the fountain supports Alexandria’s Eco-City Initiative to reduce water use.