View from the church sign across the street from Watts Park.
View of the land for sale just South of Watts Park.
An episode of the Discovery Channel's Dirty Jobs series featured a geothermal well being drilled. It looked like quite a process. It seems like the cost per home would be decreased if an entire subdivision was set up for that heating source. Then there would be less transportation costs and the workers would be kept around for awhile working on the entire project.
Perhaps someone here in town might consider designing an entire subdivision using geothermal heat pumps. We all know that homebuyers are concerned about rising heating costs.
The State Journal Register's latest article on Watt's Park.
Park of Possibilities
Accessibility-driven Southwind design hopes to offer something for everyone
Published Sunday, May 20, 2007
At first glance, the site of Springfield's newest, most ambitious park looks like a big muddy field with a few bare hills. The 41/2-acre lake, already full of water, isn't even visible from nearby South Second Street.
To Butch Elzea, however, it's not the present appearance of the 80 acres just south of the Trevi Gardens subdivision that's important, it's what the site represents - a new dawn in the design of handicapped-accessible community parks.Springfield, Illinois email list
Read entire article at:
From March 4, 2007
Edwin Watts Southwind Park update
Edwin Watts Southwind Park plans
Watts Park weblinks...
Springfield Parks website
Springfield Park District page for this park
Southwind Park Video Gallery
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 hoping that someone will donate a fenced in dog run.
Winter 2007 letter from the Springfield Parks Foundation (PDF)
See pages 5-7 regarding Watts Park
Webpage from the Springfield Parks Foundation regarding Watts Park
Halverson Construction's webpage regarding Watts Park
More drawings of Southwind Park plans
Links of the day:
Springfield in Bloom
Chicago Center for Green Technology
More Springfield PhotosFire at former Branch Facility on Recreation Drive...
Old Capitol Art Fair 2007 photos
Another alternative energy car !
Name that Springfield location...part 2
Do not drink WHAT ?
Name that farm equipment
Monical's Pizza near Meijers
Baskin Robbins 31 cent scoop night!
Future home of the Holy Land Diner ?
2003 Cingular High Dive Show at Illinois State Fair...
Humphrey's Market - the flowers are in !!!
Sushi Beautiful Sushi
The dog water fountains at Washington Park
Springfield Clinic Building Project tree removal
The Apple Barn is OPEN !!!!
Lincoln Library renovations
Name that restaurant...part 15
Scenes from various local parks this weekend...
Greater Springfield Home and Builders Show
Super Home Expo Building and Remodeling show photo...
llinois Products Expo photos
As the deer...
Old Capitol Plaza
Wendy's Chicken Chainsaw Toddy
Lincoln Land catcher signed by Seattle Mariners
The Cub's Ryan O'Malley and Ron Santo visit
Ryan O'Malley with the Chicago Cubs
Former Cardinal and Cubs pitcher Lee Smith
Chatham's cow chip throwing contest 2006
Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Dinner at Little Saigon
Springfield Dog Park
EMI Manufacturing Jacksonville Illinois
Illinois State Fair photos
Powerlight Fest photos
My first Illinois State Fair Parade (see photos!)
My trip to Decatur