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Dragon Fountain


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This bronze fountain depicting a dragon rising out of a storybook is the centerpiece of Imagination Playground in Prospect Park near the Lincoln Road Entrance. Designed by Parks landscape architect Christian Zimmerman, the six-foot-high dragon spouts water in lieu of fire and was placed at the playground as part of an $800,000 city capital project. The Prospect Park Alliance assisted in the project, which affords children an interactive spot to read, listen to, and act out stories. The sculpture was unveiled at the grand opening of the playground in June 1997.

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Dragon Fountain Details

  • Location: Imagination Playground, Ocean Avenue and Lincoln Road
  • Sculptor: Christian Zimmerman
  • Description: Fountain
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dimensions: H: 6' (approximate)
  • Cast: 1997
  • Dedicated: June 20, 1997

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Prospect Park

The Bailey Fountain is turned off in preparation for the plaza's renovation, which is slated to begin in July 2022. Visit the Prospect Park Capital Projects Tracker to learn more about the project.

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