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Calls To Rename Kansas City's Most Visible Fountain Resume Following A Week Of Protests At The Plaza

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The fountain sits just off one of Kansas City's most visible intersections, at Emanuel Cleaver II Boulevard and J.C. Nichols Parkway.

A proposal to change the name of the fountain quickly received support from Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas and others. It's not the first time renaming the fountain has been called for.

New name recommendations for the fountain can be submitted to the Board of Parks and Recreation at KCParksEngage@kcmo.org.

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