My visit to Grand Park in Los Angeles’ Civic Center concluded with a look at the restored Arthur J. Will Memorial Fountain. (You can click here for my previous posts Part One and Part One and a Half.)
The fountain was originally constructed in memory of Arthur J. Will who was chief administrative officer of the County of Los Angeles from 1951-1957. According to the plaque, “His vision and leadership for more than 25 years of service to this community helped provide this great civic center as a symbol of good government and an inspiration for cultural growth.”
The restoration of the historic fountain included the installation of a new wade-able pool. As this was a very hot day I felt like stripping down to my underwear and joining the kids, but I restrained myself.
The mere sight of the water cooled me down considerably.
This is truly a beautiful fountain and I enjoyed walking around it taking photos from different angles.
If you can’t be at the beach, downtown is the place to be on a sweltering day!
Before Grand Park was opened in the summer of 2012 this area was known as Civic Center Park because it is surrounded by county and city buildings.
City Hall in the background
As you can see the fountain is programmed to change the form of the water.
I told you I couldn’t get enough of this fountain.
So I hope you agree the Arthur J. Will Fountain is a pretty cool place to hang out on a summer’s day.
Please click on photos for a larger view.
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