The Firstenburg Family Fountain is a gift from Ed and Mary Firstenburg. Their desire was to give to the community for civic beautification, while creating a gathering place for campus and community. The fountain received a Community Pride Design Award in 2001.
The fountain consists of four distinct water features. It offers seating areas where students, faculty, staff and visitors can relax and enjoy views of Mount St. Helens to the north and Mount Hood to the east.
The Firstenburg Family Fountain runs from spring to fall. It is shut down during the cold-weather months and occasionally for maintenance.