FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – There will be a little less splish-splashing this summer at a popular Fort Worth fountain.

Kids will have fewer hours to play in the water at Sundance Square.

Starting immediately, kids will only be allowed to play in the water around the downtown space from 2 to 6 p.m. daily.

The CEO of Sundance Square said this guarantees kids will have a play time that won’t be interrupted by other events and ensures there will quiet times for other users who want to enjoy the plaza.

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. is deemed a “peaceful period” according to signs in the square and 6 p.m. to midnight is set aside for dinner/after dinner visitors or other scheduled events.

(credit: CBS 11 News/Joel Thomas)

(credit: CBS 11 News/Joel Thomas)

Square management says they have a lot of demands from people for various uses ranging from people taking wedding photos to movie nights where as many as 4,500 people crowd the plaza to see films projected on a screen near the fountain which is shut off for the event.

Harim Shepherd from Ohio was in town visiting family and had brought her 4-year old son to play in the fountain at 1 p.m. Thursday.

“I wish they’d given us a little more notice,” she said. “I don’t want my son to get in trouble with police. I brought some toys so I’ll try to keep him busy until two.”

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