Two downtown Detroit fountains that are a popular place to cool off in the summer months are shut down.
Parks Department director Alicia Minter told Local 4 Wednesday that vandals did more than $1 million in damage to Hart Plaza in January, leaving the Horace E. Dodge and Son Memorial Fountain inoperable.
Minter says fixing the fountain will cost $300,000 to $400,000 and the cash-strapped city doesn't have the money.
Minter also said the city is dealing with scrappers taking fencing from other parks.
She said a fund has been set up to help pay for repairs.
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Detroit's finances are being run by a state-appointed emergency manager and the city has a $380 million deficit.
Nearby, the General Motors Plaza fountain behind the automaker's world headquarters at the Renaissance Center has been shut down since mid-June for maintenance issues. GM hasn't said a date for when the fountain will be operating again.