An understated fountain is incorporated into the stairs and path of a paved walkway, creating the element of surprise. A boulder anchors one end of the stream, while at the other end, a basin captures the water, recycling it back to the rock.
Splashpad -- a fun, safe, inexpensive (compared to a pool) water play option for your yard. The play area looks like stone, but it's actually a springy, spongy, recycled rubber material. No skinned knees on this surface.