Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain: The Future of an Historic Windsor Landmark
There are few Windsor landmarks more loved than the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain, installed each summer in the Detroit River near Reaume Park and Coventry Gardens.
Year after year since its inception in 1978, the Peace Fountain has been an attraction for residents and visitors alike and a cherished backdrop for photos marking memorable occasions like weddings and graduations.
The Peace Fountain is the only international floating fountain in the world; it can propel water 70 feet in the air and displays a light show each night from May through October. It’s truly been a one-of-a-kind attraction for Windsor. But 43 years is a long time for machinery, especially machinery in water, and it’s time for a new signature attraction for our city.
Help us capture what the Peace Fountain has meant to you by sending in your photos and memories, and we’ll add them to the legacy of this wonderful landmark. At the same time, we ask that you share your thoughts on the design of the next Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain.
Learn More and Be Part of the Process
We’ve created a dedicated website called PeaceFountain.ca that’s full of historical information and opportunities for collaboration, and we encourage you to visit it again and again. This website will change and grow as we work together to remember our past and envision our future.
Charles Brooks was a wonderful community leader. His contributions and the Peace Fountain that bears his name will live on, and we’re excited to work with the community to find out how.
“For more than four decades, the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain has attracted visitors from near and far, serving as the picturesque backdrop to countless weddings, anniversaries, first dates, graduations and many more special occasions at Coventry Gardens. We now have an opportunity to reimagine this landmark attraction for future generations to enjoy and create new memories. I encourage residents to provide feedback on the design of the proposed new Peace Fountain. Visit PeaceFountain.ca to have your say.” – Councillor Jo-Anne Gignac.
“When it opened in 1978, the Charles Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain was celebrated as a technological marvel and a symbol of peace as the first international floating fountain in the world. Its captivating light and water display has not only served as an inviting gathering place for residents, but has also become a key tourist attraction with positive economic spinoffs. We intend the next generation Peace Fountain to be just as significant for our community, and we are counting on residents to help inform the new design by sharing suggestions at PeaceFountain.ca” – Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens