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Big Spring Park’s Iconic Sights a Gift from the Japanese

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) – Big Spring Park, located in downtown Huntsville, is a place where families come for picnics, concerts or relaxing. The park is named after a large underground spring which served as Huntsville's primary water source until the mid-20th century.

Throughout the years, the park has been the recipient of gifts from foreign nations, but the most iconic gifts are from Japan. After a visit to Huntsville in 1964, Japanese Major General Mikio Kimata gave the city the cherry trees and red bridge in the park today.