Crown Center officials said in a news release Tuesday that – effectively immediately – children and adults will no longer be allowed to play in the fountain.  Authorities cited an uptick in the number of visitors as one reason behind the decision.  They said the growing population has increased the potential for accidents or exposure to waterborne health issues.  Officials added that the fountain was never designed to be a public pool.  “We know this will disappoint many people who have enjoyed a run through the fountains on a hot summer day, but guest safety is our utmost concern. Crown Center security will ask anyone stepping into the fountains to move to nearby dry areas,” the statement said.