Parched at the Park

Last evening I went jogging in Piedmont Park; it was nice to see how green the grass has grown in the large field but the weather was of course quite warm. I parked my car on Park Ave. and started my run across the bridge then down into the park. By the time I reached the area where they have a childrenís jungle gym I was parched. Thankfully I spotted a water fountain in the childrenís area.

I pressed the button and nothing came out- darn it was hot. The fountain did not work. However, I pressed on and looped the childrenís area two times then I moved to the south end of the park near 10th street. Another water fountain appeared; admittedly I first thought it was a mirage. Again I ran up to the water fountain near 10th street and this one did not work either.

Am I the only one unable to find a water fountain that works at Piedmont Park? You basically have to bring your own water bottle when you exercise in the park nowadays. Itís so hot right now; you would think the water fountains would work at Piedmont Park.

5 Comments so far

  1. Briam (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 8:19 am

    Hot Indeed!!! My hats off to you for getting out there in this heat. I struggled walking to my mailbox in this heat… let alone jogging! :-)

  2. Andisheh Nouraee (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 10:38 am

    Don’t just tell us, tell the park.

    An interesting blog experiment — let’s see if they listen to you and fix it.

  3. Kent (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 12:17 pm

    The water is obviously being diverted to the child-labor constucted super secret exotic underwater stripclub downtown.

  4. mae (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 7:32 pm

    this was very riveting

  5. Susan (unregistered) on July 26th, 2005 @ 8:25 pm

    I run Piedmont regularly and the fountains always work for me… maybe because I hold the button for a few seconds and give the water a chance to pump up from whence it springs from… someplace I don’t like to think about really. A word of running wisdom in any case, you should be drinking water all day long – don’t wait til you get to the park.

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