Where Community Comes Together
Located on 3 city blocks, deep in the heart of Washington, DC. along the historic former Washington Canal system, Canal Park is a unique space that provides recreation 365 days a year. It is a place to cool off and play in the warm months, and a place to ice skate around the fountain during the winter months.
The interactive deck fountain has made a home in the community attracting people from the area to socialize, relax and play. This project utilizes Fountain In A Can™ and LC3 LED lights to illuminate the choreographed aerated water effects. Children, and the occasional adult, weave throughout the fountain trying to dodge the water. Getting wet is inevitable.
Rainwater is captured into an 80,000 gallon underground reservoir, treated, and reused to fuel up to 95% of the water needed for the fountains, amenities, and irrigation. This integrated water collections system is said to save DC an average of 1.5 million gallons of potable water per year.
Photography by Sohar Coston Hardy, OLIN
Landscape and Urban Design by: OLIN