River of Lights wows at Fish­er­man’s Park

Austin American-Statesman - - COMMUNITY NEWS - — TERRY HAGERTY, BAS­TROP AD­VER­TISER

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.

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