Elmhurst Park, also known as Gas Tank Park, is in the Elmhurst neighborhood of New York City’s borough of Queens. Elmhurst Park is a six-acre recreational area featuring a decorative interactive fountain, a playground, trees and landscaping, walking paths and benches. The open space was created as part of an ongoing program to reclaim former industrial land for recreational use by area residents.
This project was the first in the city to comply with new Department of Health (DOH) standards, which required that 100 percent of the recirculating water for interactive fountains pass through a third-party validated ultraviolet (UV) light chamber. To comply, Delta Fountains had to design two advanced capabilities: the ability to isolate
In order to limit the possibility of contamination in both areas, Delta Fountains separated the small children’s feature from the area used by older children with the use of high speed ⅜-inch solenoid valves. Automatic dump valves were added to recirculate the display water in a closed loop warm-up system, which ensures the water will