The Fountains of Kansas City

Quenching Cup

Quenching Cup

This distinctive fountain sculpture, abstractly styled as a hand holding a cup, captivates with its sleek design. Constructed from painted steel, the fingers of the hand extend elegantly to cradle a cup, creatively modeled to mimic a folded paper cup that narrows from a wider top to a pointed base. Water gently fills a shallow basin at the top of the cup and spills over one edge into the pool below. Surrounded by a concrete basin, the pool spans 8 feet by 8 feet and is 2 feet deep, forming a serene retreat where visitors can relish the calming sound of flowing water.

Fountains by Location

Harold D. Rice Memorial Fountain

Kansas City Metro Area

Kansas City’s unique and varied water sculptures and statuary do more than give our neighborhoods and public spaces vitality and a special sense of place. Each fountain commemorates and celebrates the visions, deeds, and generosity of generations of Kansas Citians who helped make so many of our collective wishes come true.

Kansas City Metro Area
Bernard Powell Memorial Fountain and Plaza

River Market, Downtown KC to Liberty Memorial

Start your fountain tour where Kansas City was first established, down in the historic River Market. Once the oldest incorporated district, the River Market is now a vigorous and exciting neighborhood with major attractions like the City Market, our area’s largest farmers’ market bringing “Farm to Table” produce and goods, the Arabia Steamboat Museum, where you’ll find your first fountain, and where the Kansas City Streetcar starts.

River Market to Liberty Memorial
Firefighters Fountain and Memorial

Midtown Fountains

Many of Kansas City’s Midtown fountains are tributes in remembrance of those who worked tirelessly to better their community, those who vowed to protect their community, and those who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Midtown Fountains
Mill Creek Park Founntain

Country Club Plaza

Many of Kansas City’s most famous fountains and sculptures are found on the Country Club Plaza, one of the nation’s first suburban shopping districts and a veritable outdoor museum of Romantic Spanish architecture and European art.

Country Club Plaza
Fountain Basin at Rozelle Court

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art arose from the instincts and ambitions of two private individuals who shared the dream of providing a public art museum for Kansas City and the surrounding region.

Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Carl J. Dicapo Fountain

The Paseo to Northeast

The Paseo to Northeast
The Children’s Fountain


Stratford Gardens Fountain

South Plaza, Westwood, Brookside to Mission Hills

South Plaza, Westwood, Brookside to Misson Hills
Thomas H. Swope Memorial Fountain

Kansas City Zoo, SwopePark and East of 71 Hwy

Kansas City Zoo, Swope Park and East of 71 Highway

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Barnes & Noble
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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