It looks like there is going to be a section of parking garage remaining between the new Autograph Collections hotel and the PNC Bank building along the park. While they're removing the parking garage for the hotel, could they remove the rest of that section as well and fill in that area with a couple of new restaurants? Right now Pano E Vino is the only one in the area and I think with all of the new hotels we could... more »
Has Big Spring ever been open for paddle boats and kayaks? Having a limited number of each and requiring reservations would control the traffic. Charging a rental fee would help with cost. It would bring more people out to enjoy the park through the warmer months. Vendors with small wheeled carts selling ice cream, lemonade, pretzels and such would also be nice to have. Makes me think of a Seurat painting. Minus the... more »
I have had several requests from friends regarding the recent renovation of Big Spring Park downtown. All of them want the islands put back into the park, for a variety of reasons. It gives the birds a home, where they can be safe away from human populations when they want. Also, it makes the park more interesting, beautiful, and enjoyable.
1) One centralized clock tower on each side of the park (east and west). Yes, most of us have cell phones but some children/runners/elderly do not, plus it would be aesthetically pleasing. 2) Either do some type of filtration for all of the water fountains to make it potable (with signage stating it is safe to drink) or do away with them entirely. Paint is peeling and if they are unusable, why keep them? 3) Pipe... more »
A cinder track (or even gravel) or rubberized track around the Big Springs Park area would encourage Huntsvillians to exercise more and give those of us who already exercise a nice venue to run laps on a soft surface. Sidewalks are bad surfaces for running, and Huntsville has no cinder track at all. The only rubberized tracks for use by the public are far from downtown.
What do we love in the South? College Football!! Why not integrate this into the many activities going on at Big Spring Park? I believe this could be a great community event. We could do a setup similar to the Movies In The Park on a big screen for night games, have food trucks, and (if permitted by the city) beverages for sale by local craft beer breweries such as Straight To Ale, Brew Stooges, etc. It would be... more »
Once a year have a "Kayak Day" at Big Spring Park. Kayakers would be invited to kayak around in the lagoon for fun and also the amusement the of the spectators.