The Sequiota State Park is hands down one of the best parks in Springfield and offers these features and more:
- Drinking Fountains
- Picnic Pavillion
- and access to the Greenway trail
The playground at Sequiota Park is an explorers paradise. The boulders scattered throughout the park offer a fun way for kids to discover new things while also exercising on many different levels (including mental).
Our family calls it the purple park because much of the playground equipment is endowed in purple.
The Parks History
The Sequiota Park was a popular destination before it became a State Fish Hatchery in 1920. The park offered fresh water for people to swim, fish, and boat in, and perfect day trips for picnicking and exploring.
The Sequiota Cave is an iconic part of Sequiota Park, created by the American Geoscience Survey in 1959. The cave serves as an entrance for a popular trailhead of Galloway Creek Greenway Trail.
Underground, Sequiota Cave is home to a migrating colony of gray bats, an endangered species. Except during the scheduled tours by park rangers or volunteers, visitors cannot enter and explore Sequiota Cave on their own.
Pause for emphasis:
Please help preserve the bats that live in the caves by staying out.
What Should You Do?
Instead of reading about Sequiota park, you should get out, go for a walk around the pond, sit in the picnic pavillion, hop on the trail, play frisbee in the field, or hold hands walking alongside the creek bed.
If you are feeling super adventurous, make a day of it by hitting up the park and visiting one of the epic local businesses in Galloway. Sequiota is the entrance to the many gems in Galloway directly across the street and further south along Lone Pine.