Souvenir of Alabama: Big Spring Park on Acrylic Fridge Magnet
Big Spring International Park is a spectacular park situated in downtown Huntsville in Alabama, United States. The park is also colloquially known as the Big Spring Park. It is constructed around the 'big spring', which is the main source of water around which the Huntsville city was established. It is a beautiful park and undoubtedly one of the biggest attractions of the city. You must visit it during your trip to Huntsville and on your way back, you could get this stunning little acrylic fridge magnet that displays the nighttime view of the park and this magnet will forever be reminiscent of your visit to the park.
Big Spring Park
The site of the park is located in downtown Huntsville and starts from the western end of the courthouse square and extends till 2 blocks towards its southwest. This is the part where the big spring is situated. It also contains a canal that extends and delivers water to the remaining portion of the park. During 2005, the park was expanded and additions were made to it including a beautiful fountain and a canal that cost more than $284,000. The Big Spring Park contains many lovely ornaments that were gifted to Huntsville by different countries including a light beacon, which is also known as the 'lighthouse. Other gifts include a fog bell given by Norway during 1973, a sundial gifted by Germany and a bench presented by the United Kingdom. You can also see a magnificent red bridge and lovely cherry trees in the park that were gifted by Mikio Kimata, Major General of Japan.
Panoply Arts Festival in the Park
The Big Spring Park is famous for hosting the Panoply Arts Festival. It is a three-day festival held in Huntsville every year since 14th May, 1982. It consists of several attractive acts, performances, exhibits and fun filled activities. The park is a remarkable site during this festival.