so I tried photographing the drawings from an angle.
Oddly enough, this angle seems to draw the viewer into the plans better than a direct view.
Photos shown below taken December 17, 2006
This one is from what I think is the Southwest corner of the property.
From along 2nd street...
Springfield Parks website
BTW, the Park District will take donations for the park.
For instance, if you want to donate a water fountain, or tree, or
whatever...give them a call. I like the idea of a doggie water
fountain, like what they have at Washington Park.
I'm also hoping that someone will donate that swimming pool facility.
From the local newspaper...
Edwin Watts Southwind Park
Officials hope new park can be a model nationwide
By SARAH ANTONACCI
Published Tuesday, November 28, 2006
Where most people look and see 80 acres of farm field, Butch Elzea
looks and sees the future of recreation in Springfield.
More headlines regarding this park...
(check the local library for back issues)
State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - April 20, 2006
Plans for new park unveiled
State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - November 17, 2006
Park gets $1 million boost / Roland, Halverson, engineers union give equipment, labor
State Journal-Register, The (Springfield, IL) - July 8, 2006
Park equipment for disabled goal of 'Starry Night'
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