The Parks of Sulphur Springs Offer Variety of Adventures
Above: A waterfall at Coleman Park. Below top: Kids Kingdom at Buford Park; bottom: Splash Pad at Town Square Park; Right top: The chapel at Heritage Park, where special events and weddings sometimes take place; bottom: Visitors of all ages get a feel for days of old in Heritage Park.
All photos by Bill Ayers except for Coleman Park (above) which was provided by City of Sulphur Springs.
The Sulphur Springs downtown plaza or “Town Square Park” is without a doubt a fun place to be these days with something going on most of the time day and night. It has a park-like atmosphere with benches for sitting and visiting, a splash pad water feature, ornamental landscaping, game tables, a beautiful view of the historical courthouse, and the ever-popular see-through bathrooms, the first of their kind in the United States where the occupant inside can see out, but the people outside cannot see in.
The city also has a number of other parks well worth a visit.
Above: A waterfall at Coleman Park. Bottom: Splash Pad at Town Square Park.
Below: The chapel at Heritage Park, where special events and weddings sometimes take place; bottom: Visitors of all ages get a feel for days of old in Heritage Park.
Buford Park is located at the west end of Connally Street opposite the Hopkins County Courthouse. A one-acre castle playground built in 1997, known as Kids Kingdom, is one of the main features of these wooded grounds. This recreational area also includes lighted baseball fields, walking/jogging trails, gazebos, pavilion, Peavine Pinion pond with a lighted boardwalk, a skateboard park and basketball court.
A very short drive from downtown is Coleman Park on Gosset Lane near Interstate 30 and Highway 19. The facilities and activity areas include a picturesque 2.5 mile concrete walking trail circling Lake Coleman taking visitors past two breathtaking waterfalls, over three bridges, and through a tunnel. The park has numerous recreational and sporting facilities for soccer, baseball/softball, tennis, fishing, picnic, playground area, nature trail, and concession stands.
Heritage Park is located at 416 North Jackson Street a few blocks from the downtown square. It features 11 acres of relocated historical buildings with the flavor of small town Texas around the turn of the century. Visitors can tour a working blacksmith shop, the first brick home in the county, a country store and post office, a grist mill, log houses, farm homes, a chapel, and much more.
Also on the grounds is the Hopkins County Museum, housed in the architecturally distinct George H. Wilson house built in 1910, featuring many unique design elements. Collections include Civil War memorabilia, Caddo Indian relics, miniatures, women’s period apparel, a doll collection, and more. Learn more about the museum and park at www.hopkinscountymuseum.org and call 903.885.2387.
They often have special events like the Arts, Crafts and Collectibles Show going on May 19-20.
Besides these fun and informative locations, an adventure to Sulphur Springs might also include the Music Box Museum and the Southwest Dairy Museum.
Call the City of Sulphur Springs at 903.885.7541 for questions go to www.visitsulphurspringstx.org.