Our first visit to this park in the summer of 2013 was miserable, I couldn't leave quick enough due to the heat and humidity...I never gave it a chance. The next visit was more of a drive by while we were downtown to see the Nutcracker in the VBC. While passing, we saw the park lit up with countless Christmas trees. I wanted to stop and visit but everyone was cold, December in Huntsville can get chilly. With temperatures in the 60's and a clear blue sky today, we finally stopped by for more than a quick visit. Our 3 hour stay included 3 laps around the trail, an early outdoor dinner of pizza & wine, and ice cream from a corner Ice Cream Parlor. I could rave on and on about this park and I just may. We parked in the garage next door for $5 because all of the roadside parking meters were full today, it was worth it. The park itself is free and the adjacent Art Museum allows folks to use their bathrooms free too. The Big Spring lake or pond or whatever is stocked with hundreds of coy and I think I saw a few enormous white catfish. Topside you'll see a ton of ducks and even perhaps a few geese or swan. There are many a park bench for the weary several fountains to marvel as well. I recommend you go under the street bridge and follow the waterway to see it all, its impressive. Both of my dogs were so excited to see ducks they ran to the waters edge only to keep sliding into the water, absolute comedy. This ended up being one of the best days I've had in Huntsville thanks to a great park and phenomenal weather. The park is within walking distance of oh so much in Downtown Huntsville that no one has an excuse not to visit. I strongly endorse this place to all.
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