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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Point State Park Fountain

One of the many beautiful features of the Point State Park is the Soaring fountain with 200-ft.-wide basin, infinity waterfall  and  seats, at meeting point of three rivers.  When the fountain shoots up high, you will see it  from afar even you are just driving by the bridge.  We didn't see it though when we were there so it was a bit disappointing.

It was  hot when we went there at noontime but when you sit in front of the fountain, it cools you down.
A lot of people remove their  shoes and  soak their feet in the rim of the  fountain.
I think this is the  perfect location  for a water fountain because you can see the  river, the bridges, and the beautiful views in between the  rivers.
I wonder how  often they clean  the water because it was kind of murky or maybe it was the color of the concrete at the bottom that makes the water looks dark.  Nevertheless, it was really relaxing to just sit there for a while and  soak your feet or just  enjoy the sound of the water.
We saw many people getting their  sun tan too and some are  taking a nap even.
My son always  throw a coin and make a wish when he sees water fountain  and this  one is no different.
This is the very first state park  that I went to  that is located  in the city.  Most of the state parks are  far from the city so this is a really neat  place.
We would have stayed a little longer if we went there a little earlier when the  it wasn't too hot yet.

The  Heinz Field you see in the background  is located across the street where the Carnegie Science Center is.  We've been there a few years ago.  It is on the other side of the river and  is one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 
My son  wants to  attend one of the  games of Steelers someday.  Hopefully  we can all  go and watch the Steelers although I am not a big fan of football but I would go just because the boys love football.

19 travelers' comments:

Regine Karpel said...

Love.

Candysfarmhousepantry said...

Suppose to be good luck and make a wish to throw a coin into a water fountain. This one is a big fountain so hope his wish was a big one.

AiringMyLaundry said...

This would be a neat place to check out, especially when it's hot. The spray from the fountain would feel awesome.

Jenn@Engineermommy said...

The fountain looks spectacular. I've never seen a fountain that big. It would be cool to go and check it out.

Melissa Chapman said...

Pittsburgh is a nice city and not too many people who don't live there like me know it. I hope to get down there one of these days and take in all the local sights.

Terri Steffes said...

I love this trip. We've been to Pennsylvania, but not here. I want to go to a Steelers game, too!

Anonymous said...

This is a pretty amazing fountain. I agree it should be cleaned though :)

Janet Coon said...

It's been so hot out where I live and would imagine it's going to be a hot summer everywhere. Looks like a great place to cool off.

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

Is this fountain in PA? I saw PA mentioned at the bottom, but I might have missed where the fountain itself is located. I like visiting cool places like this with the kids.

Sarah-Louise Bailey said...

Oh my goodness what an amazing looking place to go and visit! I love that it is so water based, I would love to go myself.

Rochkirstin Santos said...

This looks like a good place to hang out during the summertime. Sitting by the fountain is a moment of calmness.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All said...

The Point State Fountain looks huge. I have heard of people throwing pennies into some fountains, it'd be interesting to know what they do with them here.

Heather Jones said...

How fun!!! I love finding new places to explore. I would have loved to see that thing shoot up as well where the three rivers meet!

Nichole Arnold said...

That fountain is HUGE! Looks like it would be super nice to sit by during a breeze too!

Vyjay Rao said...

The fountain looks really spectacular. Must be such a cool and refreshing experience to feel its spray on your face. The fact that it is near the city makes it great for a family getaway.

Paula Schuck said...

What a beautiful state park! I think we would enjoy it there. The fountain is lovely. Looks like you all enjoyed it too. That's the important part.

sara lafountain said...

Looks like you had an amazing time at this fountain and park. Spending time with family is priceless!

Dana Peller said...

What a lovely park to explore. Looks like everyone had a great time!

Bianca Dottin said...

I've never heard of this state park but I'd be up for visiting on our travels. It looks like you all had a great time!

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