Big Springs Park is located just to the north of the Square. It used to be the girls' softball fields, and before that, it was the old fairgrounds. There is even the suggestion that about a century ago, it was the reservoir for the City's water supply.
The Stormwater department, in conjunction with the Community Development department, has plans to detain some storm water from drainage pipes in the area and create a natural, healthy pond ecosystem, right in downtown. This pond will feature a paved path and benches, a small gazebo, and a boardwalk with an overlook facing the central aeration fountain.