Historic Spring Restoration

The Big Spring Convention and Visitors Bureau is very happy to announce that we have partnered up with KDC Associates to bring the city's namesake, the historic spring, a much needed restoration.

Proposed Amenities:
  • 16 low-maintenance planting areas with 16 specimens of trees; 1 for each decade since the Marcy Expedition
  • 8 story-boards with accompanying educational signage covering the history of the area. Signage to include QR code links to additional information.
  • Construction materials featuring native stone and Civilian Conservation Corps-style architecture
  • Full handicap accessibility
  • Linkage to park and community center
  • New 1,600 square foot interpretive / education center with significant parking access
  • New artificial outflow into area above current spring location creating waterfall at spring
  • New expandable parking lots with parking for more than 140 vehicles
  • New pedestrian bridges themed to site and emergency vehicle capable
  • Observation decks overlooking the spring and artificial outflows
  • Partial demolition of dam to allow spring to reach natural levels
  • Plaza seating for more than 1,000 people with full electrical hookups and performance stage
  • Significant thinning of vegetation for visibility, appeal, and safety
  • Widened trail with security lighting and emergency vehicle access

Thank you to KDC Associates, Union Pacific Foundation, and Permian Basin Area Foundation, SM Energy, H-E-B, and TXU without your help and contributions this project would not be possible.