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Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville

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Friendship Fountain is a large fountain in Jacksonville, Florida. It is in St. Johns River Park (also known as Friendship Fountain Park) at the west end of Downtown Jacksonville's Southbank Riverwalk attraction. The world's largest and tallest fountain when it opened, it has been one of Jacksonville's most recognizable and popular attractions.
The fountain and park were designed by Jacksonville architect Taylor Hardwick in 1963 and opened in 1965. The fountain's three pumps could push 17,000 US gallons (64,000 L) of water per minute up to 100 feet (30 m) in height. Friendship Fountain remained one of Jacksonville's signature attractions through the 20th century, but severe corrosion and deterioration to the equipment resulted in periodic closures in the 2000s. In 2011 the city completed a $3.2 million renovation to the fountain and the surrounding park.

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  • Parking was $5. We took a ride on the water taxi for $10 each. The pass was good for the day. Nice picnic area next to the fountain with plenty of shade. Easy access to the river walk way and next door is the museum of science and history as well as River City Brewing Co and marina. Great beer and food.
  • The Friendship Fountain was absolutely beautiful. It was so neat and clean in the area and the view from the fountains was beautiful of the river. I took so many pictures of the skyline. Parking was at the museum and thats the only way we found it. Very clean beautiful city to visit. Why isn't the fountain on it's been a week ,can somebody explain the fountain is beautiful when its on,i like walking over the main street bridge ,doing my walk on the river walk then I like to sit by the fountain but it's been off for a whole week .

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