The Magic Water Tour, inaugurated July 26, 2007, currently comprises the property of the Park of the Reserve. It was part of a series of projects completed by the mayor of Lima, Dr. Luis Castañeda Lossio at a cost of US $13 M. The project was criticized because of its costs and design, and that it constituted a complete renovation of a historically significant park.
Additionally, others criticized the charging of entrance fees (as of 2009, S/. 4.00) to a public place. Proceeds from this entrance fee (between S/. 40000.00 and 60000.00) are currently being used to renovate the Municipal Theatre of Lima. By March 1, 2008, the tour received its two millionth visitor. The Magic Water Tour is currently the world record holder for the largest fountain complex in the world, consisting of 13 distinct fountains, many of which are interactive. All of the fountains are lighted at night, many with continuously changing color schemes.
The largest fountain in the Park of the Reserve, named “Magic Fountain” contains a jet which forces water to a height of over 80 m. Additional attractions are the Tunnel Fountain of Surprises, a 35 m walk-thru tunnel of water ; the Children’s Fountain , a walk-in automated fountain; and a tunnel connecting the two sections of the park which contains an exhibition highlighting recent public works projects in Lima.