Electric Fountain Daily Schedule
2010 Schedule for the Electric Fountain
The 2012 operating season for the Electric Fountain will end after the Presidential Debates at DU. It will be shut down on Thursday, October 4th.
Today is: 5/21/2013
Sunset today: 8:15 pm
During normal operation the fountain lighting turns on automatically at dusk each day. The actual time changes each day depending on local weather conditions and time of year, but in general the lights come on about 15 minutes before astronomical sunset.
While every attempt will be made to keep the Electric Fountain running for visitors to City Park, this schedule is subject to change due to the installation of new equipment, equipment maintenance and water quality related activities on Ferril Lake.
The Electric Fountain will be turned off for a short period during normal working hours for routine maintenance each week.
The water displays and night time lighting of the Fountain are best viewed from the east and west sides of the lake due to the alignment of the water features along a north/south axis.
11:00 PM to 3:00 AM and 4:30 AM to 6:00 AM: the fountain lights will be off and the fountain display will operate in a mode to maximize the aeration of Ferril Lake
3:00 AM to 4:30 AM: the fountain will be off
6:00 AM to 12:00 Noon: the fountain display will change every 5 minutes on the following schedule:
00 to 05 minutes past the hour: Center Geyser
05 to 10 minutes past the hour: Hourglasses
10 to 15 minutes past the hour: Ribbons and Center Geyser
15 to 20 minutes past the hour: Outer Spray Ring and Center Geyser
20 to 25 minutes past the hour: Ring of Six and Center Geyser
25 to 30 minutes past the hour: Middle Spray Ring and Center Geyser
30 to 35 minutes past the hour: Cluster Arches and Center Geyser
35 to 40 minutes past the hour: Peacocks and Center Geyser
40 to 45 minutes past the hour: Middle Spray Ring and Center Geyser
45 to 50 minutes past the hour: Pods and Center Geyser
50 to 55 minutes past the hour: Great Arch and Center Geyser
55 to 60 minutes past the hour: Outer and Middle Spray Rings
12:00 Noon to 6:59 PM: there will be a 5 or 10-minute fountain show at the top of each hour; for the rest of the hour the schedule will be the same as listed above
7:00 PM to 11:00 PM: Continuous 5-10 minute fountain shows with the signature prismatic hourglass display pattern between shows. The fountain lighting will turn on at dusk each day. Since this time changes each day and also depends on how cloudy the sky is at night, the lights will most likely come on in the middle of a fountain show.
A reminder: City Park is closed from 11:00 PM to 5:00 AM during the summer.