Fountain Hills, Arizona: World's Tallest Continuously Running Freshwater Fountain

Taller, newer fountains in St. Louis and Dubai forced this fountain to adjust its claim name. 15 minutes of spew on the hour, rising from 330 to 560 feet, using 100,000 gallons of water. We were advised not to sit in the mist, as the water is part of the town's waste treatment system.

Panorama Drive, Fountain Hills, AZ
East side of Panorama Drive just north of E. El Lago Drive.
Hourly from 9 to 9 Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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World's Tallest Continuously Running Freshwater Fountain

The fountain doesn't run at full height hardly ever any more. It's still a very pretty sight, but just not as cool as it used to be. It also doesn't seem to run as often, but maybe that's just me. We are regulars at the park.

[Mick, 04/11/2018]


World's Tallest Continuously Running Freshwater Fountain

Great park to enjoy a walk, along with a very nice Veterans Memorial. The fountain is awesome!

[Mike Larson, 07/02/2014]
2nd Tallest Fountain in the World

I read on the web that if the wind across the lake reaches 10 mph, the fountain will not spout. Unfortunately, I have been unable to find a web site that posts the wind speed so that people could check before visiting. So it is a case of turn up and hope for the best. It was windy on the day we went (10/21/2012) so we didn't get to see the fountain.

[Dave Jones, 10/26/2012]

We've encountered other super-high fountains that shut down in a breeze. It's supposedly a courtesy to keep bystanders from getting soaked.

Tallest Fountain.

The Fountain - Former World's Tallest

The Fountain, driven by three 600 horsepower turbine pumps, sprays water at a rate of 7,000 gallons per minute though an 18-inch nozzle. The fountain runs for 15 minutes on the hour at the top of the hour. The water in Fountain Lake is actually clean and quite safe as it is treated and tested on a regular basis. With all three pumps running, the fountain reaches 560 feet in height. When built, it was the world's tallest fountain and held that record for over a decade.

Fountain Hills is a beautiful town located in the hills east of Scottsdale and is home to nearly 70 pieces of publicly displayed artwork. The eight fountains along the Avenue of the Fountains were the beginning of the public art collection.

[Mary, 06/11/2010]
World's Tallest Fountain

Don't sit in the mist. The Fountain and lake are part of the water treatment system.

[Ken Pavloski, 08/19/2004]

Nearby Offbeat Places

Elderly WWII Soldier Saluting Veteran's MemorialElderly WWII Soldier Saluting Veteran's Memorial, Fountain Hills, AZ - < 1 mi.
Horse Junk SculptureHorse Junk Sculpture, Fountain Hills, AZ - < 1 mi.
Rattlesnake SlideRattlesnake Slide, Fort McDowell, AZ - 6 mi.
In the region:
Sunnyslope Rock Garden, Phoenix, AZ - 20 mi.

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