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Los Angeles Grand Park – Part Two – Arthur J. Will Fountain

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grand park fountain

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.)

los angeles grand park

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.”

Los Angeles Grand Park

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.

Los Angeles Grand Park

The mere sight of the water cooled me down considerably.

Los Angeles Grand Park

Los Angeles Grand Park

This is truly a beautiful fountain and I enjoyed walking around it taking photos from different angles.

Los Angeles Grand Park

If you can’t be at the beach, downtown is the place to be on a sweltering day!

Los Angeles Grand Park

Los Angeles Grand park

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.

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

City Hall in the background

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

As you can see the fountain is programmed to change the form of the water.

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

I told you I couldn’t get enough of this fountain.

Los Angeles Grand park

Los Angeles Grand park

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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Author: RMW

I am an explorer and creative person. I've had many jobs, careers and interests... everything in life and the universe fascinates me. Born in Brighton, England, I've lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, California. A few years ago I rediscovered photography which is a great excuse to get outside and look. I'm also in the process of re-writing some of my unpublished short stories and possibly a novel. .

9 thoughts on “Los Angeles Grand Park – Part Two – Arthur J. Will Fountain

  1. Love fountains. Love this fountain. In your close ups the streams seem to be divided up in individual drops. Reminds me of the kind of ice that instantly breaks up when you bite down.
    My favorite shot is the tall bldg with the tall spout of water.
    Wonder who designed the first walk through fountain. We have one in Atlanta in Centenial Park built for the Olympics. It draws a crowd!

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  2. love that fountain!

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  3. Wooah! What a lotta water 🙂

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  4. Great series of the fountains! Love the closeups. I also like the pic showing kids playing in the water 🙂

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