This fountain is in the park by where Tabby goes visiting, so she gets to watch the water flow in the summer. Right now, it's just brick with holes in it, but in the summertime the water comes up through the pipes under the brick. It's controlled so it varies in height from bubbling up from the brick to arcing like in the picture. Portland has a lot of public parks with water features that people can swim in, jump through, bike through, etc. This is one of Mommy's favorite.