Tuesday, July 28, 2009

WLF1 Ring - Fountain Park and Fountain Bridge

This Marshal hole, once the largest, has given up some real estate to make way for the Fountain Park and Fountain Bridge. The fountain is a small scale "Homemedics" water feature for relaxation. Its about 14" in diameter and came with a few slab rocks, water filter and light. I enhanced it for the park fountain by sinking the bowl below the track surface to bring the scale down some. I scavenged the back yard for slab like sandstone and re piled my rocks in a conical fashion for the fountain. Water drips from just below the top layer and down over the sandstone. A cool use for a $15 fountain and a beautiful centerpiece to the park. Sidewalks surround the fountain and are flanked on four sides by park benches made from toothpicks. The benches are an asymmetrical contemporary design as you might expect from me by now.
The Fountain Bridge started with a piece of perforated aluminum I've had for years now. It makes up the floor surface. From there I made a wooden spire that peaks out over the center of the fountain. It is tethered back to the floor surface with cable (dowels) to create an asymmetrical cable stay configuration. The railings started with plastic conduit clasps for the uprights and railings are red painted styrene strips. Lets take a walk to the fountain in between race warm-up sessions...
One last detail here are the blue and white barricades I made from wood planks (slightly smaller then popsicle sticks) I lined up about fifty sticks and masked them off for painting the blue and white stripes. Then 1 plank is cut in half, one half is cut in thirds and then glued together to make an angled barricade. I've placed these in various "Keep Out" places and the blue and white color is a nice contrast to the predominant reds of the architecture.

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