Fountain Hills Fountain – Fountain Hills, Arizona
Come and see the fountain that has made the Guinness Book of World Records as the "world’s tallest fountain"(it no longer holds that record but did for over a decade). The fountain shoots water 560 feet into the air from the lagoon in the center of the 32 acre Fountain Park. The water spurts a column of water for 15 minutes every hour on the hour between 10 am and 9 pm (unless weather conditions prohibit it). If the wind reaches 10 MPH the fountain turns off.
The water usually shoots 330 feet into the air because there are just two pumps working at a time, but if the third pump is added it will reach the 560 mark!
The fountain was built in 1971, the same year that reconstruction of the London Bridge was completed.
The fountain is located in Fountain Park in the smaller community of Fountain Hills, east of Scottsdale and about 45 minutes from Sky Harbor Airport.