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WALL SPRINGS PARK


Let's go to Wall Springs Park to see what is happening...we will be visiting a real fresh-water spring that was used as a spa from the turn of the century until the mid 1960's. Although we will not be able to take advantage of it's healing characteristics, this body of water attracts a myriad of creatures, the elusive otter included. We may be treated to a view of the otter's antics as they swim around in the fresh water alongside mullet, herons, egrets, ducks, and spoonbills.

The property in and around "Wall Springs" was purchased by Charles F. Wall on February 28, 1884 and remained in his family until May 17, 1927 when the property was sold to Harry W. Davis.

Facts & Information on the Spring: The source of the spring is the Upper Floridian AquiferThe flow varies from zero during drought to a high of 7,405 gallons per minuteDuring periods of high rainfall as much as 10.7 million gallons of water can flow from the spring in 1 dayHowever, the average water flow is 2,917 gallons per minute or about 4.2 million gallons per dayThe spring water temperature remains at a nearly constant 74 degreesSwimming is not allowed in the spring because of the danger to the ecosystem.

The spring became known as "Wall Springs" during ownership by the Wall family. Once the property was sold to the Davis family the spring became known as "Health Springs" and was used as a health spa. When the property was purchased by the Cullen Family on February 6, 1948 the spring name changed back to "Wall Springs" and the area was used as a recreational area until the mid - 1960's.


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  • Donald W.

    Always a interesting park to visit.

    December 14, 2013

  • Warren F.

    Great location

    December 14, 2013

  • Brenda L.

    Glad you and your daughter can make it Warren! Yes, I was thinking of taking the group to Baillie's Bluff afterward too! Depending on the length of time we spend at Wall Springs and how many people are interested, we will either go to shoot the eagles before or after we go to see the Clyde Butcher exhibit.

    December 14, 2013

  • Warren F.

    Will be bringing my daughter, she's a great wingman. I am heading to the Eagle nests (there are two) at Baillie's Bluff after as well. Here's an eagle pic (Eagle catching a fish) I got last month at Wall Springs Park. It's a great location.
    http://500px.com/photo/51971136

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    When i signed up I forgot about other commitments. A park i will definately go to again!!
    My fun tree with the curve is at the park as well as come totaly bombin benches.

    December 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    a definite maybe..I will be out late Friday so not sure I can make it for 9 am.

    December 11, 2013

    • Brenda L.

      Ok Lee! Have fun Friday. After this event, we will be heading over to the Art Museum for the Clyde Butcher exhibit and of course, we will be really close to the Eagle nest at Baillie's Bluff. Hope you can make it!

      December 11, 2013

  • Pat

    OK, I RSVP'ed "yes" but it's really a "maybe"...I'm in the middle of my holiday baking....15 kinds of cookies, 3 candies...and my goal is to finish by Monday or Tuesday, so depending on how far along I am I will either go or be a slave to my oven...so if you don't see me at 9 I'll be at home baking and frosting away.

    December 11, 2013

    • Brenda L.

      Ok Pat! We'll be hoping you get all that baking done in time. Lot's of fun though!

      December 11, 2013

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