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Big Ditch Park, Silver City

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  • The mural recently installed in this park is totally worth you time to visit - tells the story of the "great flood" that caused the town to be split in half. Very artistic and well done plus the park ...  more »
  • make sure you stop and read the placard describing how this ditch came to be and what it almost was. It is really very beautiful and from the main street you can cross over the bridge to visit the nic...  more »
  • We were visiting from El Paso, and this located provided us with exactly what we were looking for.. Grass & trees! I really enjoyed reading about the history of the Big Ditch along the beautiful wall....  more »
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  • The best place to go for a walk in town outside of the monsoons. Cool in the summer heat, and easy to cross all streets. Help keep it clean and safe. Take your dog for a walk or contribute another mural. The ditch is always down.
  • I was born in Silver City 1948. I used to cross over the "arroyo" Big Ditch when I attended elementary school 1953-1957. It was on a very narrow steel bridge which I found scary but I had to do it. I also remember playing in the arroyo but I can't remember how we got down into it. Must have been a path somewhere. I still consider Silver City my home town with cherished memories of my family & friends.
  • Again while in Silver we walked along the creek. If you find a place with pictures of the big floods of the past you will learn why this is named the Big Ditch. That said just take a stroll along the creek in old down town Silver City. it is a wonderful, peaceful, shady, series of benches, stairs and walkways along the creek. With several bridges it is easily accessible from either side of the creek and is a nice escape, especially on a warm afternoon. Sometime it is a great place to read undisturbed. Sometimes it is the site of a roaring creek. Come on over and take a walk, it is always pleasing!
  • the history behind this is incredible a must see

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