Community collaboration sees new fountain in Gananoque park

The fountain in Confederation Park has long been a feature of Gananoque. Photo via the Town of Gananoque.

The Town of Gananoque has announced that the installation of a new fountain in Confederation Park (also known as Sculpture Park) is finally complete. The fountain has been a fixture of Gananoque for decades, but the previous fountain was no longer in working order.

According to a press release, local organizations partnered with the Town to provide funding to replace the fountain. The project was completed thanks to the Rotary Club, Tourism Advisory Panel, Thousand Islands Accommodation Partners, and the Downtown Gananoque Business Improvement Area, the Town shared.

Confederation Park is one of the largest outdoor contemporary art parks in Ontario, according to the release. The addition of the fountain complements and enhances the beauty of the park, the Town noted, making it a “focal point for tourists and a place of pride for the community.”

“It was a true community effort to fund and complete this project,” stated Mayor Ted Lojko. “The new fountain shows that we are ready to pull together and collaborate to help showcase Gananoque. The fountain is an investment for the community and our visitors alike.”

The new fountain produces a tall spray height and pattern that will be lighted every evening providing a beautiful focal point in the pond, according to the release. The Town said that the fountain has an impact on many different aspects of the water’s health including; improving water quality, reducing the likelihood of pond algae blooms, decreasing mosquito activity, and reducing the accumulation of organic sediment.

According to the release, the fountain will be operational from 7 a.m. to midnight daily with the lighted feature activated from early evening to midnight. The fountain will be removed for the winter season on November 1st each year and will be re-installed for Victoria Day weekend in May.

Read more about Sculpture Park on the Town of Gananoque’s website.

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