Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Inspiration Point

We stopped by "Inspiration Point" Saturday down at the Fairgrounds. Some may recall this spot, just across the dyke from the Swimming Pool, as the old ice skating pond and later as a fish pond. Last fall the Nebraska Game and Parks became involved in the renovation to develop the site into a Large Mouth Bass catch and release fishing pond. A local group has also been involved in developing a Fishing Pier that will accommodate wheel chairs. The whole facility is to be handicapped accessible. Plans are also underway for the extension of the city walker-biker trail to be extended around the south part of town and pass through this area on top of the dyke. The white plastic pipe in the foreground of the picture was moving city water from a nearby hydrant to the pond. The pond was deepened considerably and the piles of rubble in the pond are to improve the fish habitat and encourage reproduction. It will be a great improvement down at the Fair Grounds. It might even encourage me to take up the sport of fishing which we haven't done since selling the farm. Come to think about it, It was 25 years ago today, April 15, 1989 that we had our farm Auction. 

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