Thursday, May 12, 2016
RAPID CITY, SD – The interactive fountains at Main Street Square are set to begin running on Friday, May 27.
During warm months, the fountains run from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and feature a light show when the sun goes down. Watch as water dances along to music, while changing color.
“The interactive fountains are the signature feature of the Square during the summer months,” said Megan Whitman, executive director of Main Street Square. “Rapid City residents and tourists come downtown to enjoy the fountains after a day of shopping and dining 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 and fountain maintenance may also impact the fountain. For the most up-to-date schedule on fountain closures, visit www.MainStreetSquareRC.com/fountains/schedule.html.
The second water feature, a cascade waterfall and rain curtain that is located between the spires at the corner of the park, will not run this summer due to sculptor Masayuki Nagase returning for his fourth summer of carving The Sculpture Project: Passage of Wind and Water.
Each year, the interactive fountains, where the young and young at heart can play, are winterized. The feature is located in the oval in the middle of Main Street Square where the ice skating rink is built each November.