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Photos: A Look Back at Point State Park Over the Decades

After years of reconstruction, the fountain at the Point will be turned back on this Friday.

Since April 2009, Point State Park has undergone a $35 million renovation, including $9.6 million for the fountain makeover.

Point State Park's history goes back decades, with planning for the space beginning in the 1930s. Construction didn’t start until the 1960s, and the original fountain opened in 1974.

Before it became a recreational space, architects and planners developed ideas for the Point that included a towering shaft of Pennsylvania black granite, a pioneer museum, a town hall, historic monuments, a water park and a parking lot.