Meridian Hill Park Fountain Update: “We hope to get the cascades up and running this week.”

by Prince Of Petworth August 24, 2016 at 12:50 pm 4 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Joseph Leonardo

Been getting tons of queries about the Meridian Hill Park fountain status – here’s an update from the National Park Service:

“We had to turn off the fountain over the weekend while we worked to repair a water main pipe that burst last week.

We also discovered an electronic issue is causing the fountain not to function properly – it isn’t regulating the incoming water quite right, and the automatic mechanism that shuts the pump down isn’t working, so if we let the fountain run unattended, there’s a chance it could pump itself dry.

The good news is, the pump is running properly, and we can separate the upper section from the lower cascades, so we’ve turned off the upper section and are running the lower section during the day while we work on fixing the issue. You will probably see National Park Service staff and the fountain specialists we’ve brought in working on the fountain if you’re in the park. We hope to get the cascades up and running this week.

  • Brett M

    Just as the summer ends…way to go NPS, the worst park maintenance service in the history of the world.

  • Duccini’s Late Night

    Does anybody have a good explanation for why MHP doesn’t get a better investment? Despite the park’s natural beauty, it just seems like we are only operating at 75% of its potential. I’m not talking much – a few fixed park benches, some paint, a little grass seed, and some basic clean up. What am I missing? Seems like low-hanging fruit for NPS to make this a top-tier park.


    • KBT

      It’s called no vote in Congress.

  • Ash H.

    Are they ever going to cut the grass, though?


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