Fountain Day brings the city together to celebrate spring

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The spirit of Kansas City will start flowing again on Tuesday as part of Fountain Day.

The 48 publicly-owned fountains across Kansas City will be turned on at 11 a.m., for the spring and summer months.

"Fountain Day in Kansas City, it's a sign of spring," said Heidi Downer with the City of Kansas City, Missouri Parks and Recreation.

Downer refers to Fountain Day as a joyful tradition for many families.

"It brings the city together and gives the city a happy identity that really means a lot to a lot of people," Downer said.

A number of food trucks were on site for those looking to grab a bite to eat while watching the fountains turn on as part of Feast of Fountains. A portion of the food truck proceeds will go toward preserving the fountains.

Fountain Day always takes place on the second Tuesday of April, but the Park and Rec Department admits that they were not sure if they'd ever be able to turn the William Volker Memorial Fountain on. The cost to fix the fountain was more than a $1 million, but the repairs were made possible by donations to the Wish Upon a Fountain Campaign.

Click here to learn more about the Wish Upon a Fountain Foundation.