For buildings of the same name in other Tropico games, see Decorations.
Fountains are beauty objects without any noticable beauty, which are more cosmetic(paved walkway) in nature then Trees.
- "Fountains increase the beauty of the surrounding area. Use them to improve the environment happiness."
Gardens are true beauty enhancers, but it doesnt hurt anything to use fountains for a cosmetic coverup of an unpaved walkway near a building(workplace or housing), just don't crowd the foot-traffic pathing too much. While beauty isn't noticably effected, enviromental happiness seems to get very slight upticks as with Trees.