Memories of drinking from the Spring

This Saturday was a gorgeous official first day of summer to work on the Cold Spring. We had the City Parks tools waiting for us after a short hiatus and after the heavy rains, the drains once again needed to be cleared out.

While we were digging out the mud two individuals came by to observe our work one gentleman who was accomapied by his son, recalled in his youth in the 1960s that he would specifically visit Hill Park to drink directly from the spring in the warm days. He wondered if anyone thought of the idea to bottle the water and perhaps from the profits would be able to maintain the upkeep of the spring.

Shortly after the first visitor we had a second gentleman stop by with his wife and fondly spoke about his encounter with the refreshing Cold Spring.

As we began to remove rocks it was apparent the spring desperately wanted to flow freely.