Our friends brought us to this park to see the massive fountain that shoots off hourly and sends water 330 feet into the air. It is pretty impressive but my kids were much more impressed with the fountains at the splash pad and shaded playgrounds. The park is very clean and spacious and the perfect place to enjoy a breautiful spring day in the Scottdale area. Fair warning- if the weather is too windy, the fountain will not go off.
This park is great- scenic and lots to do. Located at the center of the city, it features a large fountain in the middle of a man-made lake...and by large, I mean one of the tallest fountains in the world!! The fountain usually shoots up about 330 feet, but has the capability to go up to 560 feet, I think! It goes off on the hour, for 15 minutes, unless it’s too windy- great picture backdrop. There are also 2 separate, shaded playgrounds (one for ages 1 to 4, and one for ages 3 to 10?), each with a covered (and reserve-able) area with picnic tables. There is also a spray park to play in when the weather is warm (mid-April to late September), with covered tables next to it. We tend to run back & forth between the playgrounds, stopping to admire the fountain. In between the playgrounds is a large open area to play soccer or Frisbee. There are also a plethora of ducks you can feed, a disc golf course located on the other side of the park, and an adjacent strip mall with various small stores & restaurants. The park is very well kept, has clean bathrooms, and there are always friendly people that we chat with. I wish the playgrounds were a bit closer together, since occasionally my 3-yr-old will just randomly dash across the park to the other one. And I always keep a very close eye on the kids, since there is a lot of water next to the playgrounds- it would be easy for them to run or fall down a slope into the water, though the water's edge is fairly shallow. Overall, a fantastic park, that we’ve been back to again and again (and good place to take visitors!) Edited to add: they turn the fountain green for St. Patrick's Day- we'll be going back in a few weeks, I think!