Tarkington Park lies in the heart of Indianapolis, IN. The 11-acre park underwent an $5 million makeover to transform it into a is a mixed-use greenspace. The city wanted a place for citizens and families could enjoy. The redevelopment included a cafe, several play areas for kids and a large interactive jet and mist fountain.
The fountain was designed by Rundell Ernstberger Associates (REA). The idea was to include a safe, multi-effect interactive water experience for park visitors. Delta Fountains was the manufacturer and MEP designer for the fountain.
To create a dynamic water effect, Delta Fountains and REA designers used 40 smooth bore jets and 26 mist nozzles. The jets were hidden inside sumps with custom RGB LED ring lights that surround each of the nozzles. The ring lights allow the jets to fully change colors. Delta programmed several musical light shows that are played nightly.