The restoration of the historic Ulele Spring in Water Works Park is currently in final design and permitting. During the early 1900′s this spring network provided Tampa’s drinking water and will once again become a treasured jewel of the Tampa Bay community. A $50,000 grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA) matched with $50,000 of City funding is expected to complete this first phase of restoration by January of 2013. Additional funding is anticipated to restore the shoreline along Water Works Park by the middle of 2013.
Volunteers will be needed to complete the native landscape plantings – if your community group is interested in participating, please contact Darren Booth (813) 380-9494 to sign up! This is a great way to get your neighbors, students or children involved in “owning” their park…it will be fun so we hope to have you join us.