The Fountain of Life was built more than 20 years ago.

CATHEDRAL CITY — One of the most popular attractions in this community, especially in searing summer temperatures, is the Gregory S. Pettis Fountain of Life where thousands of children have found respite from the heat in the cool streams and showers of water that flow from 32 separate fountain features.

Closed since the start of the COVID-19 shutdowns in late March 2020, the Fountain of Life, an interactive water feature, in Town Square Park has gone through a complete restoration and is now open.

The stunning and soothing fountain is a focal point of downtown. In January, Tami Scott, Administrative Services Director, recommended that the City Council authorize the Fountain of Life renovation, repairs, as well as the replacement of the soft surface material in an amount not to exceed $146,850 and authorize the necessary budget amendments.

The Fountain of Life was built more than 20 years ago.

The restoration included structural fixes to the granite towers, repairing many water statues, clearing out calcified water pipes and fittings, and replacing the soft surface that surrounds the water feature, according to Chris Parman, communications manager.

The Fountain of Life was named in memory of the late Mayor Gregory S. Pettis who served on the City Council from Dec. 12, 1994 until his death on Jan. 15, 2019.

Pettis played a key role in fostering a relationship with Cathedral City’s sister city, Tequila, Jalisco, Mexico, and bringing the granite used to construct the Fountain from the state of Jalisco.



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  • Fountain of Life: Discover Cathedral City