SEARCH AREA: SPRINGS PARK

SINCE I WAS OUT THERE, NO TRESPASSING SIGNS HAVE BEEN POSTED!

PLEASE OBEY THE SIGNS AND DO NOT ENTER!

The park was built with community in mind. There is not much out there on the web about the place. There was much to do here in the time that it was open and the videos don’t do much service to a once great place. You get to see what is left.

1951 – Springs reopens Springs Park, built in 1940, to a record crowd of 25,000. Park is scene of Miss Spring and other talent contests, country music stars, square dance exhibitions. Boasts 3 mini trains and enormous amphitheater. This is one of many employee and community benefits the company sponsors and provides throughout its history.

And that’s what I have so far. I would love to update and record anything that anyone else might have. This should not just fade into obscurity. We lose so much of our history.

The site is soon to go under the blade of the bulldozer as I understand it. I hope that they preserve some of it. Perhaps the old pool will survive.

S

4 thoughts on “SEARCH AREA: SPRINGS PARK

  1. We went there when you had the cache at the entrance. It was the neatest thing to explore. We came across old train tracks for mini trains. I think we also found where the carosel used to be located.

  2. just wanted to let you know that my Daddy worked at springs industry for 35 years, he was a painter. I watched your video and my sister and I specifically remember the steps of the olypmic pool. Our father and his crew painted a picture on those steps and I remember being so proud of it. He and his crew were simple painters and the first time I saw the steps, I thought they were marvelous. It was a picture, full capture and very great,I might add of Abreham Lincoln. Full photo, from the bottom to the top of the steps. I could not have ever been more proud of my dad and his crew for this accomplishment. You had to see it, it was amazing. try and look at old photos of it. if I find any I will send them to you.

    1. Hi Missy,

      I would love to have your pictures and your stories about the park as well. More importantly if you have any stories about your Dad and the park I would like to have those to! A picture of your dad and the painting you were talking about would be awesome. The people that worked for Springs were the ones that kept it going. The Colonel knew that, the folks that run it now have forgotten. Thanks for the great reply.

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