Community effort builds beautiful Drippings Springs park
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A generous land donation has turned into a big project for the community of Dripping Springs, but it’s one that they're embracing.
Almost 65 acres of beautiful hill country was donated to the town by Lucy Hibberd and the Crenshaw family.
“However, the city had no money, so most of the work in the park was done by volunteers,” Garry Child with the Hays County Master Naturalists said.
Child’s group worked alongside neighbors, boy scouts and girl scouts to whip the park into shape.
"The parking lot clearing was done by volunteers. The fencing you see alongside the driveway was done by volunteers, all the trails," Child said. “This park is the only one that's purely left aside for nature, and enjoying photography”
That’s the reason so many people have become involved in the project and why people like Larry Wilson visit. Wilson is a birder so he appreciates the bird blind which was built in the park.
"We've seen sparrows, painted buntings, cardinals,” he said.
Volunteers have been building since the land was donated in 2009 and they're still working to preserve a unique space for the community to enjoy for years to come.
On Friday, the Hays County Master Naturalists will feature a Walk and Talk at the park on the topic of native trees and plants. Click here for more information.