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Saratoga Springs in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Creation of the Park

 
 
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By Steve Stoessel, March 29, 2019
1. Creation of the Park Marker
Inscription.  Years of over-pumping had depleted the natural aquifers of spring water. In 1911, the State of New York claimed ownership of the springs and formed the Saratoga Springs Reservation Commission, which included the area of High Rock. In 1960, Governor Rockefeller aimed his sights on cutting expenses and made major changes for to the New York State Reservation, which is today Spa State Park. In 1968 ownership of the cone was transferred to the City of Saratoga Springs and High Rock Park was created.

In 2015, as part of the Centennial Celebration, a committee was tasked with restoring the flow of water to High Rock Spring. Thank you to everyone that made the project a reality.

Mayor Joanne Yepsen
Commissioner Anthony "Skip” Scirocco
Made possible through generous contributions by:
1915-2015 The Alfred Z. Solomon Charitable Trust
Architectural Design - Mike Ingersoll, The L.A. Group
Hawk Drilling Co., Inc. - Proud to be servicing the springs of Saratoga since 1927.
Photographs courtesy of the George S. Bolster Collection of the Saratoga Springs
Committee Members
Steven Sullivan, Charles Kuenzel, James Parillo, Vincent Arpey, Richard Aichele
 
Location. 43° 5.217′ N, 73° 46.811′ W. Marker is in Saratoga Springs, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on High Rock Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Saratoga Springs NY 12866, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. High Rock in the 1800’s (here, next to this marker); The Story Starts Here (a few steps from this marker); Saratoga’s First Resort for Travelers (a few steps from this marker); Highrock Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Bryan Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Pine Grove (approx. 0.2 miles away); Standard Time (approx. 0.4 miles away); New York State County Highway Superintendents Association (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Saratoga Springs.
 
Also see . . .
1. In the 1800's. Second sign in the three sign series (Submitted on March 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 

2. The Story starts here. First sign in series (Submitted on March 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on March 30, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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