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Kids at Heart Fountain

Kids at Heart Fountain

Experience the joy of summer at Hartley’s Plaza in Lee’s Summit, where Kwan Wu’s bronze sculpture and fountain, dedicated in 2009, captures the playful spirit of children splashing in water. This enchanting piece, the city’s first public art installation, features three children interacting with fish and frogs in a creek-like setting. Located at 107 SE 3rd Street, this delightful fountain is a must-visit for families and art lovers alike.

Our History

The City of Fountains Foundation (COFF) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1973 to promote and advocate for public fountains, sculptures and monuments in the Kansas City area. The Foundation assists in the development of public fountain and sculpture projects; and raises funds and holds endowments to help maintain, acquire, construct, relocate and conserve these landmarks for which Kansas City is famous.

Events & Outreach

Fountain Day 2024

We are immensely grateful to the wonderful people of Kansas City and our esteemed city officials for their unwavering support during Fountain Day 2004. Your enthusiastic participation and generous contributions helped make the event a resounding success. This day not only celebrated the beauty and history of our city’s fountains but also highlighted the spirit of community and collaboration that defines Kansas City. Thank you for helping us honor and preserve these magnificent symbols of our city’s heritage.

Adopt A Monument

Last Saturday, the Adopt A Monument Committee of the City of Fountains Foundation hosted a successful sculpture cleaning event along beautiful Ward Parkway. Volunteers and local residents gathered to learn from a professional sculpture conservator and help maintain our neighborhood sculptures. Thank you to everyone who came out and supported this initiative! Check out the incredible before-and-after photos and read more about our ongoing efforts to preserve Kansas City’s public art.

Sculptures & Monuments

George Washington Memorial

George Washington Memorial

Visit the George Washington Memorial in Washington Square Park, featuring a remarkable bronze statue that is a copy of Henry Shrady’s original work. This statue, cast by the Roman Bronze Works and dedicated in 1925, depicts Washington at Valley Forge. Learn more about this significant piece of Kansas City’s heritage and its fascinating history by clicking the button below.

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Fountain City Wheat by KC Bier Co

To support the preservation of Kansas City’s fountains, KC Bier Co will donate a portion of the bier’s proceeds to the City of Fountains Foundation.

The special packaging for Fountain City Wheat features four fountains from around the Kansas City area, as well as a map of Kansas City’s fountains. Vanguard Packaging collaborated on the package production, and graciously donated part of the cost of materials in support of the fundraiser.

Fountain City Wheat is available at Kansas City Metro area and Lawrence, Kansas retail locations in 6-packs and on draught while supplies last.

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Fountain Partners

KC Bier Co.
Helen S. Boylan Foundation
Mason L. Dean Testamentary Foundation
Estelle S. and Robert A. Long Ellis Foundation
Alex Hamil
Roy Inman
Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation
The Kansas City Royals
Made in Kansas City
Rally House
Seen Merch
Irma Starr

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P.O. Box 8912
Kansas City, MO


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