Electric Fountain Daily Schedule

2015 Schedule for the Electric Fountain

The Electric Fountain 2015 operating season ended on Tuesday, October 27. It will return to operation in time for the Colfax Marathon on May 15, 2016.
Today is: 10/18/2017
Sunset today: 6:16 pm
During normal operation the fountain lighting turns on automatically at dusk each day. The actual time changes each day depending on local weather conditions and time of year, but in general the lights come on about 15 minutes before astronomical sunset.
date sunset
10/19/2017 6:14 pm
10/20/2017 6:13 pm
10/21/2017 6:12 pm
10/22/2017 6:10 pm

While every attempt will be made to keep the Electric Fountain running for visitors to City Park, this schedule is subject to change due to the installation of new equipment, equipment maintenance and water quality related activities on Ferril Lake.

The Electric Fountain will be turned off for a short period during normal working hours for routine maintenance each week.

The water displays and night time lighting of the Fountain are best viewed from the east and west sides of the lake due to the alignment of the water features along a north/south axis.

11:00 PM to 6:00 AM: the fountain lights will be off and the fountain display will operate in a mode to maximize the aeration of Ferril Lake.
3:00 AM to 4:30 AM: the fountain pumps will be off to allow the fountain deck to drain and the fountain vault to be ventilated.
6:00 AM to 7:00 PM: the fountain display will change every 5 minutes on the following schedule:
00 to 05 minutes past the hour: Center Geyser
05 to 10 minutes past the hour: Hourglasses
10 to 15 minutes past the hour: Ribbons and Center Geyser
15 to 20 minutes past the hour: Outer Spray Ring and Center Geyser
20 to 25 minutes past the hour: Ring of Six and Center Geyser
25 to 30 minutes past the hour: Middle Spray Ring and Center Geyser
30 to 35 minutes past the hour: Cluster Arches and Center Geyser
35 to 40 minutes past the hour: Peacocks and Center Geyser
40 to 45 minutes past the hour: Middle Spray Ring and Center Geyser
45 to 50 minutes past the hour: Pods and Center Geyser
50 to 55 minutes past the hour: Great Arch and Center Geyser
55 to 60 minutes past the hour: Outer and Middle Spray Rings
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM: Continuous 5-10 minute fountain shows with the signature prismatic hourglass display pattern between shows. The fountain lighting has not been repaired by Denver Parks and Recreation this season so the Electric Fountain is currently dark at night.

A reminder: City Park is closed from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM during the summer.

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