Charlie Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain, Windsor
From the foot of Pillette, you walk east along the Riverfront and you will come upon the PEACE FOUNTAIN. Dedicated to the memory of the late Charlie Brooks, it has a constant display of water falls that seem to tickle the sky. Watch out , you might get wet depending on the wind direction. In the adjoining square there is the occasional music presentations. I once enjoyed the music of the Optimist Band who performed there. They were just awesome.
Each summer the Charlie Brooks Memorial Peace Fountain is lifted by crane into the Detroit River at Coventry Gardens, along the Windsor Riverfront. Every day and evening frequent 20 minute water shows are given with 12,000 gallons of water per minute being sprayed up to 70-feet-high, making it one of the largest fountains in North America. At night 150 lights are a part of the display.
The fountain is dedicated to Charles E. Brooks, and to the cause of world peace. Brooks, who died on Jan. 17, 1977, was President of UAW Local 444. In his lifetime he fought vigorously for the elimination of war and the advancement of world peace.