Gary M. Gullatte, Landscape Architect
Will Barnes, Architect
Interactive Children’s Fountain/Splash Pad, 2014
Given in honor of William B. Turner on the occasion of his 90th birthday, by his children.
Children’s Fountain at Woodruff Park
For years several community leaders envisioned having a water feature located on the banks of the Chattahoochee River. In 2014, this vision became a reality. Located at the intersection of Bay Avenue and 10th Street, the interactive water feature has Thirty-two (32) LED-lighted spray jets that playfully bounce randomly while children run about.
Audio speakers, buried in the earthen berms that surround the water feature, add a playfulness and liveliness to the community amenity. Large boulders harvested from the nearby whitewater project are strategically placed around the fountain perimeter that provide a great place to sit as well as provide context.
Gary Gullatte and Will Barnes worked collaboratively in visioning creative water feature ideas for Woodruff Park. The final product is a result of this successful, collaborative effort.
Gary M. Gullatte, ASLA, LEED AP BD+C is a practicing Landscape Architect located in Uptown Columbus. His practice focuses on creating context sensitive site solutions for commercial and municipal clients.
He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Ornamental Horticulture from Auburn University and a Master of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia.