I received this VERY disappointing message from Crown Center in my e-mail today. Connor & I have always referred to this as the best splash fountain in Kansas City.
New policy for Crown Center Square Fountain
This summer we've seen a dramatic increase in the number of visitors to Crown Center . There are now more family-oriented things to see and do in the Crown Center District than ever before. As a result, this area is now a true hub for families from throughout Kansas City and the region to spend time together, and we couldn't be happier about that.
With the large crowds, however, has come a growing concern about the safety of adults and children playing in the Crown Center Square Fountain. The increase in visitors also increases the potential for accidents, or for exposure to water-borne health issues in a facility that was never designed or intended to be a public pool.
That's why, effective immediately, people will no longer be allowed in the Crown Center Square Fountain . We know this will disappoint many people who have enjoyed a run through the fountains on a hot summer day, but guest safety is our utmost concern. Crown Center Security will ask anyone stepping into the fountain to move to nearby dry areas.
The fountain will continue to operate, and will continue to offer periodic programmed water displays with music recorded by the Kansas City Symphony, so visitors can still enjoy the fountains - just not run through them anymore.