Penrose Square Spray Fountains

Enjoying the Fountains

Since summer in DC is hot, hot, hot, we are always looking for fun ways to cool off. The spray fountains at Penrose Square are always a hit with the kids. The fountains spray high, making it a fun game to see how many you can run underneath before getting wet!

Plenty of tables and chairs nearby make it easy for parents to grab a spot in the shade and watch while sipping a cup of coffee from Starbucks across the plaza or munching on a pizza from Marble & Rye.


Use of the spray fountains is free. Limited, metered street parking is available along with a parking garage, which is free for the first hour (rates start at $2 after that). While there are no public bathrooms, the nearby businesses do have bathrooms available for customers.