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Fountain At Point State Park Ready To Be Turned On

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – After years of repair, the focal point of the point is reopening.

The landmark fountain at Point State Park will be turned on Friday evening.

Officials say about $9.6 million was spent on the fountain project, which was part of a $35 million renovation of the entire park.

Some of the hardware is the same as the original fountain from 1974.

Parks officials tested the fountain early Friday morning, hours before the ceremony.

When it’s turned on, the fountain will shoot water 150-feet into the air.

A million gallons of water will circulate the fountain every hour.

Chris Novak, of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says, ““It is such a symbol of Pittsburgh’s strength and vitality. People really identify with the fountain.”

The great lawn at Point State Park will still be restricted, sod was laid down, but it still needs a couple weeks to take root.

The fountain will be turned on around 6 p.m.

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