Interactive Fountain flows at Main Street Square

Monday, May 19, 2014

RAPID CITY, SD – The interactive fountain is flowing at Main Street Square in downtown Rapid City once again, as of Monday, May 19.

For the next few days, the interactive fountain is under maintenance by the Main Street Square and Destination Rapid City Clean Team, and will be turned on and off at various times of the day. The public may visit, but should be aware of the maintenance involved.

Each year, the interactive fountain, where the young and young at heart can play, is winterized. The feature is located in the oval in the middle of Main Street Square where the ice skating rink is built each November.

During warm months, the fountain will run from 9 a.m. to 11 p.m. After the sun goes down, lights are added to the show.

“The interactive fountain is the signature feature during the summer months,” said Megan Whitman, executive director of the Square. “We’ve found that Rapid City residents and tourists will come downtown just for the fountain. We hope while they’re here, they will shop and dine downtown.”

The interactive water feature will not run when temperatures are cooler than 55 degrees Fahrenheit, when winds are more than 25 miles per hour or in the event of severe weather. In the event of smaller wind gusts, the feature will run at half mast. Main Street Square’s events may also impact the fountain.

The second water feature, a cascade waterfall and rain curtain, located between the spires at the corner of the park, will run at all hours of the day. This feature is not meant to be interactive and we ask the public to keep out of the feature for their safety.

The interactive water feature is treated with a UV disinfectant system and chlorine, and is tested weekly with samples sent to the South Dakota Department of Health.

More information can be found at www.MainStreetSquareRC.com, by clicking on “The Fountain” tab, by calling 605-716-7979 or by e-mailing info@MainStreetSquareRC.com.

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