River of Lights wows at Fisherman’s Park
Snoopy doesn’t quite steal the show at the Bastrop River of Lights Trail at Fisherman’s Park, but the kids sure do love him.
City parks supervisor Jason Alfaro said Snoopy was an addition this year to the approximately 75 figurines and displays that the parks crew puts up.
“Snoopy is a really cool cartoon — everybody loves Snoopy!” Alfaro declared.
Alfaro said a separate crew with the city’s public works department put up the decorative lights along Main Street and the lighted icicles on the Old Iron Bridge.
Alfaro said his crew started getting the Fisherman’s Park lights ready in mid-October.
“The lights stay on from sunset until 10 p.m.,” he said.
Alfaro had a few cautionary notes for park visitors.
“If you take photos with family and friends, please be careful because sometimes bulbs get broken,” he said. “And it’s good to stay a little bit back from the figurines and other lighted displays because we don’t want anybody tripping over those. But there’s no danger of anybody getting shocked.”
The River of Lights is open nightly until New Year’s Eve.