The renovated “Fountain of Hope” at Dajia Riverside Park is now open to the public!
Boasting a main nozzle that can produce water jets as high as 70 meters (equivalent to the height of a 20-story building), the fountain promises to become a new landmark of the City’s riverbank with its water spectacles – especially in broad daylight. The 10-meter high fanned water curtains created by five jets installed around the device’s edge add all the more to the appeal of the facility.
According to Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO), the water shows take place on the hour between 10 AM and 5 PM every day, with each session lasting 15 minutes. To time with the Summer Universidad of Taipei, nighttime fountain shows complemented with splendid illumination effects will run from 6 PM through 8 PM until August 31.
HEO invites members of the public to visit Dajia Riverside Park and enjoy the fountain spectacles, as well as other recreational facilities including sand pits and children’s water fun area during the summer months. An activity highlighting the Universiade will take place at 4 PM this Saturday (August 5).
Constructed in 1997, the Fountain of Hope was a donation to the City by Wu Tsun-Hsien Foundation in a bid to enhance the cityscape. After 20 years of service, the outdated mechanical equipment of the fountain faces problem of increasing maintenance difficulty. The facility has undergone overhaul since February.
Fountain Show Times:
Every Hour, 10 AM – 5 PM, April to November
Every Hour, 10 AM – 8 PM, August 2017
Every Two Hours, 10 AM – 4 PM, December to March
Directions to Dajia Riverside Park Sandpit Playground:
Enter from Keelung River No.8 Floodgate (Binjiang Evacuation Gate) or No.9 Floodgate (Dajia Gate), turn left and walk straight.
By Bus: Bus 71, 222 (Dajia Riverside Park), Minibus 9 (No.8 Floodgate Stop)
By MRT: Yuanshan Station, transfer to No.8 Floodgate Stop by Bus R34