Tuesday, July 9, 2013
We can't visit Round Rock without getting wet, it seems. Whether stopping by the library (which non-residents can join for free with a TexShare card), or shopping at Round Rock Market Days, we always end up at the Prete Main Street Plaza interactive fountain... often without bathing suits. But hey, boy shorts work just as well as the real deal.
The great thing about the plaza fountain is that it is covered, to keep the Texas sun at bay. The shade does not extend to the nearby seating area, however, so on a summer day you may need to get in on the splash action. It's the only way to stay cool.
The tricky thing about this fountain is that the water shuts off in the middle of the day on weekdays, so you need to plan your outing accordingly. Here are the fountain hours of operation:
- 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sundays
- 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 10 p.m. Monday - Thursday
- 7:30 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 11 p.m. Fridays
- 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturdays
There is a public restroom in City Hall, next to the fountain, but City Hall is only open on weekdays until 5 p.m. Other restroom options include the library or Star Co., which are both located across the street from the plaza. Star Co. also sells some delicious peanut butter cookies, which you might need to try.
|The fountain at dusk.|
For more information on the interactive fountain, visit the City of Round Rock website or call the Parks and Recreation Department at (512) 218-5540.
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Prete Main Street Plaza
221 East Main Street
Round Rock, Texas