Tom Park was a Napier shopkeeper and member of the Thirty Thousand Club. He was also a generous promotor during the rebuilding of Napier. He is best remembered for gifting this Art Deco water fountain named in his honor. Architect J. T. Watson is credited with the design. It was crafted in 1936 on Marine Parade above the earthquake rubble. During the day, water pressure is low so the water jets are modest. At night, the Tom Parker Fountain comes alive with dramatic sprays synchronized with a light show.