Suspicious Fire Burns Local Water Park!
Green Springs water park is a landmark in New Bern. I’ve heard countless stories of the fun people have had there. My wife has shared with me so many good memories of time spent there as a kid. To think there may not be new memories for kids, and even adults, to create at Green Springs upsets me.
Over the weekend the 45-year-old swimming hole was damaged in a blaze and the owner, George Wetherington, has no idea how he will make repairs. Investigators are labeling the fire as suspicious with the main damage done to one of the support poles of the four-story structure.
I hope the idiots who started this fire are caught. I don’t know how someone can try to destroy something a generous man built and opened to the public for free for over almost 50 years.
I am grateful the community has shown its support for this landmark. Hopefully, the donations will pour in to get it back up and running by summer.