SpringsFest ’23 will celebrate history of Comanche Springs – both past and present – with a series of events from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Comanche Springs Swimming Pool and James Rooney Memorial Park.
The celebration will include a tour of Belding Farms (sign up for the tour here), live music, food trucks, and a scavenger hunt with featured station stops, including a frontier days reenactment at the fort grounds, a visit to Comanche Creek Trail and a look at the springs, which have recently begun flowing again in the late winter months when the aquifer rebounds from summer irrigation pumping. (The springs stop will include a look at the openings to the cave passages that lie beneath the historic pool and bathhouse.)
The event is free of charge, courtesy of Texas Water Trade, a nonprofit organization that is working to restore Comanche Springs using voluntary water transactions.
Highlights will include the following:
- Texas Water Trade CEO Sharlene Leurig will lead an informal discussion at 1 pm at the pool deck with local leaders about Comanche Springs, both past and present.
- The scavenger hunt will run from 1:30 to 3 pm and will be followed with live music on the pool deck from 3 to 5 p.m.
- Food trucks will be on site at Rooney Park starting at noon.
It will be a day for local residents and out-of-town visitors to reflect on a rich history that includes many icons of the west and to capture new memories.
Event map will be added here.
To make a donation, visit www.texaswatertrade.org/donate.