Here are a few fun facts about the Scioto Mile Fountain:
- 15,000 square feet
- 200 feet long
- Holds 110,000 gallons of water in an underground reservoir
- Shoots jets of water 75 feet into the air from its circular center blossom
- Features five stainless-steel halo structures with 1,100 fog nozzles
- 1,079 ground-level spray nozzles make up 24 hedgerows
The Scioto Mile Fountain officially opened for business in July 2011, standing out as a highlight of the completion of the first phase of the Scioto Mile project. Since then, it has become one of the most iconic parts of the Scioto Mile, capturing attention from both near and far with its brilliant design and enormous popularity. Now, any discussion of downtown Columbus is likely to drift toward the fountain, and its important role in the continued growth of downtown, sooner rather than later.
The Scioto Mile Fountain was named one of the 15 best fountains in the world by CNN in 2014. Read more here.