The Concourse Fountain

This fountain was designed in 2001 by David Schwartz of Water’s Edge Aquatic Design and was installed and first turned on in 2002. It includes several water jets with adjustable spray heights. During the summer, it is used by kids as a splash pad to beat the heat. Due to a special design that can keep water flowing in freezing temperatures, it is one of three city fountains (along with Northland Fountain and the Delbert Haff Fountain) that run year-round.

The original water feature at this location was a shallow pool built in 1939, known as the Northeast Concourse Casting Pool, that was used to sail small boats and as a casting pool. In the 1940s, it was popular among fishermen who could practice their casting. A few small sprays of water were added to the pool in the 1980s, giving it a new identity.


The Concourse, St. John Avenue and Benton Boulevard, Kansas City, MO


David Swartz, Water's Edge Aquatic Design


Installed 2002


KCMO Parks & Recreation Department