Thanks for bringing attention
to one of Jacksonville's public assets. Due to
many of the recent requests,
we have changed the hours of operation of the
fountain. The Southbank Riverwalk
fountains hours are now Sunday through
Saturday from 8:00am until 10:00pm,
unless of course we have a city sponsored
special event. During
the times of special events the fountain is scheduled
to be operational 1 hour past
the event or 10:00pm whichever is the latest.
Hope these new enhanced hours
will bring increase customer satisfaction.
The fountain in your first picture
shows only two of the three rings in
operation. This limited operation
is because the third electric pump is being
repaired. These are, as you
know the original pumps installed over 30 years
ago. From time to time we experience
I hope this answers your comments,
but if you need additional information
please contact me at Baughman@coj.net"
History and Information about
Bob Baughman was kind enough
to provide some information that
he has found concerning Friendship
WOW Folks, a lot of information, but one thing
Today's hours are BETTER !!!
Well Everyone, This was a very
pleasant surprise to receive so quickly
Note the hours of operation.
If you see that the fountain
is not operating
during these hours please notify
the mailing list or me!
I plan on keeping this page
up for a long time to come and add
BETTER pictures of OUR Fountain
in FULL Operation
as soon as I can ???
I want to thank any and all
who contributed to this effort.
Those that sent E-mail to
Jim Tullis, Jim Overton
and Howard Dale, for their interest.
And above all else Ed
for his mention in the Times
without which I don't think
we would have received
such a quick response for
the Parks Department.
And Bob Baughman for his
quick response and
information that he has
By Ed Stansel of the Times
On 2 December 1998 in the
Web Watch Column,
Best Bets on the Net.
Read it HERE
I also would like to thank a
friend of mine for this
Letter to the Editor
published Saturday 5 December
in The Times Union
Hours increased for fountain
Bob Johnson, a longtime Jacksonville resident, for encouraging
city officials to increase the hours of operation of the fountain in Friendship
Through use of his Web site, he has rallied community effort that has resulted
in an increase of hours. The Friendship Park fountain will be running from
a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Saturday. If there is a special event, the
hours will be modified
his efforts, many more people will be able to enjoy the fountain for
hours each day. I, for one, will be enjoying the view.
So based on the good faith of
I have removed all the E-mail
addresses that were
posted and will instead try
to post additional photos
and information about "Friendship
So keep visiting and learn more
about one of the
Beautiful and Scenic areas of
I received an E-mail from the Mayor, John Delaney
on Monday, 12/7/98. It was extremely
pleasant and basically he thanked me for
profiling one of Jacksonville's assets and
he also mentioned that
the E-address for the Mayor's Action Office
(The Mayor's Action Office)
Ok so now you want to know who
Well I am just a little guy
out there who happens
to have the ability to create
web pages and this thing with
the Fountain has been driving
me nuts for years!!!
Maybe, just maybe, the little
guy, or girl,
can make a difference ????