Heritage Park Fountain

Heritage Park Fountain
330 5th Ave SW
Olympia, WA 98501
United States

11 a.m. - 8 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. the remainder of the year (off on Wednesdays in fall/winter for maintenance).

On a scorching summer day in Olympia, Washington, two friends, Alex and Jamie, both 10 years old, found themselves at the brink of an unforgettable adventure. School was out, the sun was high, and the air was buzzing with the sounds of summer. As they stood at the edge of Heritage Park Fountain, their eyes sparkled with excitement and anticipation.

The day began with a gentle nudge from their parents, who knew all too well the magic that a day at the fountain could bring. "It's going to be a scorcher today," Alex's mom said with a smile to Jamie's mom. "How about we go to the fountain?" The idea was met with cheers of approval, and soon, both families were on their way, eager to escape the heat. They packed a bag full of towels and sunscreen and easily made their way to the park.

As they arrived, the fountain's water danced under the sun, casting shimmering reflections all around. The park was alive with the laughter of children and the chatter of parents setting up for a day of fun. Alex and Jamie wasted no time. They dashed towards the water, their laughter mingling with the splashes.

They played games of chase, weaving through the jets of water that shot up from the ground, trying to predict where the next burst would come from. They held hands, spinning in circles until they were dizzy, then falling into the water, only to get up and do it all over again. Every now and then, a particularly strong jet would send a spray high into the air, showering them in a cool mist that made them squeal with delight.

Their parents watched from the sidelines, smiles wide as they saw the joy in their children's faces. They had brought picnic blankets and snacks, making a day of it under the shade of nearby trees. Every so often, Alex or Jamie would run over, breathless and dripping, to grab a bite to eat or a sip of water, before racing back to the fountain's embrace.

As the sun began to dip lower in the sky, painting the park in golden hues, the families gathered to dry off and pack up. Alex and Jamie, now tired but exhilarated, hugged their parents tightly, thanking them for such a perfect day. "This was the best day ever," Jamie exclaimed, and Alex nodded in agreement, both of them knowing that this was a day they would never forget.

The ride home was filled with stories of their adventures and plans for their next visit. As they said their goodbyes, promising to return soon, the two friends knew that the fountain had given them more than just a day of fun. It had given them memories to cherish, a reminder of the simple joys of summer and the warmth of friendship.

That night, as Alex and Jamie lay in their beds, the sounds of the day replayed in their minds. The laughter, the splashes, and the feeling of the cool water against their skin lulled them into a peaceful sleep, dreaming of the next hot day when they could return to Heritage Park Fountain and do it all over again.

Picnic areas
Fountain for water play
Public art

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