Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville

Friendship Fountain, Jacksonville (must see)

Friendship Fountain is a large fountain in Jacksonville. It is located in St. Johns River Park (also known as Friendship Fountain Park). 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 ten stories 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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Friendship Fountain on Map

Sight Name: Friendship Fountain
Sight Location: Jacksonville, USA
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Jacksonville Southern Bank Tour  

Walking Tours in Jacksonville, Florida

Create Your Own Walk in Jacksonville

Create Your Own Walk in Jacksonville

Creating your own self-guided walk in Jacksonville is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Jacksonville Places of Worship

Jacksonville Places of Worship

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.3 km
Museums and Galleries of Jacksonville

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
Jacksonville Southern Bank Tour

Jacksonville Southern Bank Tour

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.4 km