Renovated ‘Fountain of Hope’ in Taipei is now open

Located at Dajia Riverside Park across from the Grand Hotel, the fountain boasts a main nozzle that can produce waterjets as high as 70 meters (Photo

TAIPEI (Taiwan News)—After six months’ renovation, “Fountain of Hope” at Taipei’s Dajia Riverside Park is now open to the public.

Located at Dajia Riverside Park across from the Grand Hotel, the fountain boasts a main nozzle that can produce waterjets as high as 70 meters (equivalent to the height of a 20-story building), which is considered the most spectacular landscape in all the riverside parks in the city, according to the city’s Hydraulic Engineering Office (HEO)

Five 10-meter water curtains created by five jets installed around the fountain’s edge add more appeal to the facility, the HEO added.

(Photo courtesy of Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office)

The water shows take place on the hour between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. every day, with each session lasting 15 minutes, according to the HEO. To time with Taipei Summer Universidad, nighttime fountain shows complemented with splendid illumination effects will run from 6 p.m. through 8 p.m. until August 31, the office said.

The HEO invites members of the public to visit the 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.

Constructed in 1997, the 20-year-old mechanical equipment of the fountain faces problem of increasing maintenance difficulty. The facility has undergone overhaul since February.

Fountain Show Times:
Every Hour, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., April to November
Every Hour, 10 a.m. – 8 p.m., August 2017
Every Two Hours, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., December to March

How to get to Dajia Riverside Park:
Enter from Keelung River No.8 Floodgate (Binjiang Evacuation Gate) or No.9 Floodgate (Dajia Gate), turn left and go 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 (only operated on weekends or holidays)

(Photo courtesy of Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office)

(Photo courtesy of Taipei Hydraulic Engineering Office)