Waterfall Park – Merriam
Found: June 28, 2015
OK. I’m cheating a bit. This is most definitely not a fountain, but it is a neat and easily accessible waterfall tucked away in Merriam.
Waterfall Park is part of Merriam’s Turkey Creek Streamway Trail. It is named after it’s most prominent feature. There are a couple of athletic fields in the park as well as an access point to the trail. There is an overlook for the waterfall that has a bench you can sit on and watch the waterfall or the trains on the tracks across Turkey Creek or traffic on I-35 beyond the tracks. There are levels of cut limestone that one can climb/walk down to get closer pictures and closer to the creek itself if the water level is not too high.
This was not the first time I had ever been here but the first time I have visited since I decided to add it to the site. The entire trail system down to 67th Street is worth at least one walkthrough as it winds through downtown Merriam and features a nice walking trail. Ducks and geese are often found in the creek.