Reston Town Center will turn on the water for its iconic Mercury Fountain tomorrow (Saturday) for the first time in over a year.
Fountain Square and the neighboring pavilion are set to open with a celebration from 1-4 p.m. after a year-long renovation effort that brought the facility’s first improvements in more than 30 years.
“The improvements to the Fountain Square and Pavilion were completed just in time to usher in a lively spring and summer season of outdoor programming,” Boston Properties said.
The renovations included upgrades to the lower base of the fountain and a replacement of its mechanical system. But the original design of the upper base and statue remain unchanged. New trees and planning were also added along with the expansion of outdoor seating.
“They were able to do enhancements while having that open for ice skaters,” a Boston Properties spokesperson said.
Reston Town Center plans to host weekly concerts along with other events. A complete calendar is available online.
The breakdown of the festivities is below:
Reston Town Center will officially unveil the new-and-improved Fountain Square and Pavilion at RTC’s annual springtime tradition, Fountain Day. Mercury Fountain will be officially turned on for the season and kick off a fun, family-friendly celebration (rain or shine) that will include engaging activities, such as:
The Golf Truck by CitySwing
Live Painting Demonstration
360 Degree Photo Booth
The Marigold Bus Photo Booth
Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Truck (Courtesy of BXP, While Supplies Last)
There will also be giveaways from Reston Town Center and its retailers “while supplies last,” per a media alert.
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