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It’s your last chance for 2018 to see downtown Dayton’s giant fountain

Last call to see the Five Rivers Fountain of Lights before its gone from Dayton’s skyline until next year.

The focal point of RiverScape MetroPark runs from Memorial Dayton weekend through Labor Day each year. The fountain opened with the park in 2001.

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The park system bills the attraction as one of the largest fountains in the world, covering 395,000 square feet across an 800-foot diameter and jetting water 200 feet in the air from the central geyser.

During daylights hours, the fountain will run for 8 minutes each hour. During the week, it runs from 6:56 a.m. to 9:54 p.m. and weekends 10:56 a.m. to 9:54 p.m.

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Water to the fountain comes from seven wells that tap the aquifer and is monitored to make sure it never harms the aquifer.

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