Mark McHenry http://kcur.org en City Fountains At Risk http://kcur.org/post/city-fountains-risk <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just as many fountains as Rome? Perhaps. &nbsp;Whether Kansas City meets or falls short of these accolades the fountains, which&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">began as a&nbsp;practical&nbsp;tool for keeping horses hydrated, have turned into a unique symbol of regional identity&nbsp;and pride. &nbsp;But, these fountains are at risk. &nbsp;With decreasing city parks budgets maintaining these iconic fountains has been difficult. &nbsp;Currently, over half are in need of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">maintenance&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">and a fourth are in critical condition. &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mark McHenry, director of the&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Kansas City Parks and Recreation Department gives delivers the story of our city fountains and what's being done to help keep them running.</span></p><p> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 23:30:00 +0000 Brian Ellison & Matthew Long-Middleton 38278 at http://kcur.org City Fountains At Risk