The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources says the fountain at Point state park will operate at partial strength this summer due to insufficient electrical service capacity. The fountain is scheduled to undergo extensive renovations and improvements in 2010.
That work could cause the iconic fountain to be shutdown altogether next year. The Department says throughout the summer of 2009 it will operate the peacock sprays around the perimeter of the fountain, but not the water column in the center. The electrical problems are also impacting the Fort Pitt Museum. Point State Park is in the midst of a $30 million renovation. The fountain was dedicated by the state on Aug. 30, 1974, marking completion of the park's construction.