Water Tower Plaza in Gilbert Arizona

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Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty Equal Housing Opportunity

Water Tower Plaza in Gilbert Arizona is home of the majestic Gilbert water tower that overlooks the downtown Heritage District in Gilbert Arizona. The water tower was originally built in 1927 and supplied water to firetrucks until 1985 when it was preserved by the Gilbert Town Council. Along with the tower is the old adobe pump house that was originally Gilbert's first jail. 

Water Tower Plaza Gilbert Arizona

 

In 2008 Water Tower Plaza opened with more features including a 19,000 pound granite ball atop a granite pedestal floating on a layer of water. 

Water Tower Plaza Gilbert AZ

 

An interactive fountain children love to run through on warm days as the water intermittently cascades, showcases with pictures depicting the history of Gilbert and park benches to sit and enjoy it all give the park a hometown feeling.

 

Water Tower Plaza Gilbert Arizona

 

Enjoy Water Tower Plaza at night after dinner at one of the restaurants within walking distance.

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Deanne Olivas

 
 Keller Williams Realty East Valley
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Comments (6)

Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
949 874-2247

Nice pics I really like the granite ball on the pedestal.

Jan 13, 2011 06:06 PM
Deanne Olivas
eXp Realty - Gilbert, AZ
Your Home Matters

I like the ball, too. I walk through the park often and have to stop and ask myself, How do they do that?

Jan 14, 2011 02:08 AM
Lizette Fitzpatrick
Lizette Realty - Richmond KY - Lexington, KY
Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes

What great pictures!  The last one has such a beautiful sunset.  This sure would be a peaceful walk after dinner. Thanks!

Jan 14, 2011 06:36 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Deanne, very nice pictures!  I am so glad that they preserved this treasure instead of getting rid of it!

Jan 14, 2011 12:25 PM
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living

Deanna, there is one of those granite balls in my hometown in Germany as well.  It's amazing how easy it is to move with water running all around it.  It really is more suspended than anything.

Jan 14, 2011 01:33 PM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Deanne, your last photo of the sunset of the water tower is beautiful!       It is nice to keep landmarks - and water towers are still fun to see!

Jan 16, 2011 06:02 AM