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Steigerwaldt/Jockey Children's Fountain at Bayfront Park



Children's Fountain is located in Bay Front Park (Ringling Blvd. & Bay Front Drive.)

Operating Hours:

Summer Hours (Memorial Day to Labor Day): 10a.m.-7p.m. * Daily, weather permitting
Winter Hours (Labor Day to Oct. 31 & Apr.1 to Memorial Day): 10a.m.-5p.m. * Daily, weather permitting
Closed Easter, Independence Day.
Winter Closure: Last day open is October 31 and will reopen April. 1; call (941) 365-5318 for current status.

 *For the safety of all guests, fountain opening/closing time may vary because of mechanical and/or chemical balance issues. Hours and dates of operation are subject to change without notice.

General Information:

Maximum bather load: 120 persons
Alcohol is prohibited
Children 3 years old and younger must wear swim diapers
Fountain water is recirculated, do not swallow
Do not use fountain, if ill with diarrhea.
Food, drink, and pets are prohibited inside fenced Fountain area

Children's Fountain Event Line: (941) 365-5318
Manager: (941) 365-2200 x5800


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