The centerpiece of the fountain_1town, Fountain Hills, is a fountain. Built in 1970 by founder Robert McCulloch, the fountain sprays water for 15 minutes at the top of the hours. The fountain sprays water 560 feet in the air. At the time when it was built, it was the world’s tallest fountain, and had that honor for about a decade. The town was named after the towering man-made fountain (now the fountain is the world’s fourth tallest fountain). Each year the fountain is dyed green for St. Patrick’s day!
Over 100 pieces of publicly displayed artwork is displayed throughout downtown and on public buildings in Fountain Hills. Fountain Hills is located in Maricopa County. The area has a large amount of sunshine year round. The town has 3 great fairs: a local art fair, the Fountain Hills Great Fair, and the Thunderbird Artists’ Foundation Hills Fine Art and Wine Affaire. The town is neighbors to the McDowell Mountains and Scottsdale, AZ.