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Postby StreetsOfOmaha » Wed May 02, 2007 11:22 am

Looks FANTASTIC.  I'll have to go see it one of these day.s
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Postby Stargazer » Wed May 02, 2007 12:07 pm

went down and checked it out last night.  There were a ton of people out enjoying the nice weather


Do many people frequent Bayliss on week nights this time of year?   I was thinking about doing some sidewalk astronomy down there... perhaps Thursday night.

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Postby icejammer » Wed May 02, 2007 9:28 pm

It kind of depends on the weather.  With it being newly re-opened and all, it seems to attract more people in the evening right now.  I don't think the weekly concert series has started yet either.

As far as astonomical observations...you might run into a fair amount of light pollution, but then again, I'm not sure what you mean by sidewalk astronomy...
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Postby icejammer » Fri Jun 01, 2007 7:43 am

Here's the new fountain, my first attempt at HDR (click on for larger image on Flickr):

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Postby icejammer » Tue Jun 05, 2007 12:39 pm

Park, new fountain 'well received'

It's been slightly more than a month now since the renovated Bayliss Park opened, and all the planning and fundraising has apparently paid off in grand style.

"It's been well received," said Council Bluffs Parks Director Ron Hopp. "It's getting lots and lots of use. The things implemented in order to draw people of all ages have worked out well. The interactive play area has been hugely successful." . . .
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Postby pseudoprometheus » Thu Jun 07, 2007 3:35 am

Wow, that fountain looks pretty cool.  I had no idea this had been going on ... how mindful of me, right?  :roll:

It'd be really nice if this did turn out to be the expected revitalization boost.  However, I'd imagine that the casinos could hinder Council Bluffs' rise as an "art town," or is that just me?
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Postby icejammer » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:07 am

I don't know why the two can't coexist, there are certainly some strong advocates for the public arts in the community, we'll see how things go the next several years.  Right now though I think it looks promising.
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Postby Coyote » Tue Jun 12, 2007 12:30 am

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Postby the1wags » Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:34 am

That thing is pretty sweet. I'm gonna have to go shoot some pics of it some night. Somebody has good taste in music for that first vid. TOOL ROCKS!! :)

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Postby Harpoon » Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:19 pm

pseudoprometheus wrote:However, I'd imagine that the casinos could hinder Council Bluffs' rise as an "art town," or is that just me?


The casinos are exactly what is fueling the move towards being an "art town". Most of the public improvement projects are being funded by the Iowa West Foundation, which gets their money from the casino revenues.

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Postby icejammer » Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:27 am

Harpoon wrote:Most of the public improvement projects are being funded by the Iowa West Foundation, which gets their money from the casino revenues.


Most?  I don't think so, you're covering a pretty broad range of projects with public improvement.  Some of the most visible public improvement projects, yes, the Iowa West Foundation has partially funded a number of projects, but none have ever been solely funded by the foundation (and usually it's a fairly small amount of the total).
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Postby UNOstudent » Sun Jul 29, 2007 2:37 am

the fountain got a cleaning thursday night/friday morning

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) _ Vandals have turned the new fountain at a park in Council Bluffs into a bubble bath.

It happened early yesterday at Bayliss Park. City crews removed mounds of bubbles after soap or detergent was put into the fountain.

City Parks Director Ron Hopp says the park's Web camera caught images of three people in the fountain around 2am.


http://www.kptm.com/news/local/8766512.html

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Postby icejammer » Mon Jul 30, 2007 8:59 am

Yes, and when they catch the perps, I hope they string 'em up by the nads for a public flogging... :twisted:
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Postby icejammer » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:04 pm

Powering the Bayliss Park fountain

Many people enjoy Bayliss Park. It could be just to walk the dog, have a picnic, "play with the black squirrels" or just sit and relax while watching the delights of the fountain and maybe get a little wet in the interactive water display.

But did you know that when you walk around Bayliss, at one point on your walk you're walking on 50 underground water pipes?

Nestled behind Veteran's Plaza under lock and key is the control room for the Bayliss Park fountain. . .


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Postby Omababe » Wed Aug 22, 2007 12:53 pm

I kind of have a thing for fountains ... I don't know why, but I do ...

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Postby Coyote » Wed Aug 22, 2007 8:37 pm

Nice shot OmaBabe!
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Postby Omababe » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:13 am

Coyote wrote:Nice shot OmaBabe!


Thanks. {blush} :)

One thing I found interesting is that when I shot those (Sunday, late morning) there were THREE (not one, not two, but) three others there shooting it as well. One other lady with a SLR, and two guys with what looked like digital P&S cameras. It's definitely a magnet for photo people. :)

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Postby icejammer » Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:09 pm

Picture of the fountain taken during last weekend's "Autumn in the Bluffs" (don't ask me why I shot into the sun, but I did)

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Postby icejammer » Fri Nov 30, 2007 12:13 pm

Holiday display returns to Bayliss tonight

After two years of being darkened during a multi-million-dollar renovation project, Bayliss Park and the surrounding area will be ablaze with holiday lighting following a 6:15 p.m. ceremony today.

The festivities will get under way with a performance by the Heartland Christian School chorus in Bayliss Hall, 530 First Avenue, at 5:30 p.m. A performance by the Iowa Western Community College Men's Choir will follow in the park at 6 p.m.

The ribbon cutting to turn on the lights with the C.B. Ambassadors, Mayor Hanafan and Santa is slated for 6:15 p.m. . . .
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Postby Brad » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:38 am

Does anyone know if they have turned on the Bayliss Park Fountain for the season yet?
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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:59 am

Brad wrote:Does anyone know if they have turned on the Bayliss Park Fountain for the season yet?


Just drove by it - still off

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:07 pm

Brad wrote:Does anyone know if they have turned on the Bayliss Park Fountain for the season yet?

They usually turn it on during the Celebrate CB festivities. This year's event runs from May 9th - May 16th.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Mon Jan 12, 2015 12:59 pm

Donation kicks off fundraising for décor

Virginia Anderson remembers what Council Bluffs used to look like for Christmas, with the city’s business district and all of Broadway decorated with lights.
This year, however, she called the city’s holiday lighting “depressing.”
But now, she and her husband, Virgil, are taking the first steps to restore Council Bluffs’ winter beauty of years past.
The owners of Omaha-based Anderson Excavating Co., have officially pledged $10,000 to purchase new lights.


Great to hear. I drove by this winter and it looked nothing like it used to around Christmas. I remember in the late 90's early 2000's when the whole park was lit up and decorations were hanging from many of the trees.

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Postby skinzfan23 » Wed May 13, 2015 9:26 am

The Bayliss Park fountain was turned on yesterday for the season, kicking off the Celebrate CB festivities. The annual parade takes place @ 10:30 on Saturday.

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Postby Brad » Wed May 13, 2015 1:50 pm

All the lights in the fountain fixed?
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Postby skinzfan23 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:46 am

‘Public will love’ holiday lights at Bayliss Park this year

Bayliss Park will not be left in the dark this holiday season.
Response from the public brought in enough funds to again light up the park the way as it once was, Mayor Matt Walsh announced Wednesday.
Ceremonies to light up the park – specifically, its centerpiece fountain – will be held on Nov. 19 beginning at 6 p.m.

The fountain will feature a ball-shaped frame of LED lights with large snowflakes on its top with strings of light going down its sides to the brick base where large lighted snowflakes will be placed, Hubbard said. In addition, three metal trees with an abundance of lights will be placed on each of the four sidewalks leading to the fountain, he said.


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Postby Omaha_Gabe » Tue Nov 17, 2015 5:49 pm

Word on the street is that this has already been vandalized

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Postby Coyote » Tue Nov 17, 2015 7:32 pm

Omaha_Gabe wrote:Word on the street is that this has already been vandalized

KETV had a story about the vandalism this evening.
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Postby skinzfan23 » Fri Nov 20, 2015 9:15 am

Here is a picture from the Nonpareil:
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