Indian Springs Park (Davenport, Iowa)

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Indian Springs Park
Indian Springs Park.JPG
Sign at the park entrance
Indian Springs Park (Davenport, Iowa) is located in Iowa
Indian Springs Park (Davenport, Iowa)
Location 1000 Spring St.
Davenport, Iowa
Coordinates 41°31′49.6734″N 90°32′57.1878″W / 41.530464833°N 90.549218833°W / 41.530464833; -90.549218833Coordinates: 41°31′49.6734″N 90°32′57.1878″W / 41.530464833°N 90.549218833°W / 41.530464833; -90.549218833
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Governing body Local
Part of Village of East Davenport (#80001459[1])
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 17, 1980
Designated DRHP October 7, 2005[2]

Indian Springs Park is a public park located on the east side of Davenport, Iowa, United States. The park is located on 3 acres (1.2 ha) in a bowl north of East River Drive and to the west of a railroad trestel bridge. The land was donated to the city in 1921 by Mrs. D. N. Richardson with the expressed purpose of creating a park.[3] The property contains a spring that was used by Native Americans, for which the park derives its name, early travelers as well as the areas first settlers. The spring itself was capped in 1929 and a pipe 6 inches (15 cm) in diameter directs the water into a storm drain.[3] During the high water season in the spring the park's basin fills with spring water and shore birds return to nest. The park, which is largely undeveloped,[4] has served as a play area for the neighborhood children and students from neighboring Hoover Elementary School and later the day care that is housed there. The park is a contributing property in the Village of East Davenport Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. It was added to the Davenport Register of Historic Properties in 2005.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Historic Preservation Commission. "Davenport Register of Historic Properties". City of Davenport. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  3. ^ a b "Excerpts From The Indian Springs Park Landmarking Request". Scott County Historic Preservation Society. Retrieved 2012-11-11. 
  4. ^ "Davenport Public Parks". City of Davenport. Retrieved 2012-11-11.