The Shops at Atlas Park

Glendale, NY


The large interactive fountain at The Shops at Atlas Park is the cooling off spot for children, and situated in the Glendale section of Queens, New York. A water wall adds interest to the park, which is part of a larger 10-acre site of retail shops and office space.

The Shops at Atlas Park Fountain Challenge

The project required that Delta Fountains design load-bearing nozzle wells, each with an animated pop jet nozzle, a wet/dry light, and two fog nozzles. The grating over the wells also had to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Delta Fountains’ Solutions

Along with 24 pop-jet discharge points, the Atlas Park interactive feature has the ability to flood the dry deck area intermittently, resulting in a basin. Also, a fog system creates an illusionary effect over the deck area. Stainless steel nozzle wells with one-inch thick cast-bronze grating allow vehicular load bearing. To reinforce and distribute the load, Delta Fountains used internal tubular infrastructure. In addition to designing custom ADA compliant grates with ½-inch by ½-inch cell openings and ¼-inch blade width, Delta Fountains used recessed tamper- and vandal-proof stainless steel hardware to secure the grate to the nozzle well. Pulse-type electronic flow meters were used to ensure the desired filtration turnover rate.

Delta Fountains installed a bag filter system that uses air, not water, to backwash each individual vessel; the system allows continuous filtration, completes in seconds, and uses less than nine gallons of water per vessel and is always filtering the water even during the backwashing process.

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