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

Posted on: 12:40 pm, July 16, 2013, by , updated on: 12:15pm, July 24, 2013

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.