Dippy Motsinger Memorial Park

This memorial city park, located in the small community of Creal Springs, is historically known for the mineral springs that gave this town its name. Signage surrounds the park educating visitors of its history and natural healing power.




The park features 2 covered pavilions, one side is an open concrete slab, the other offers built-in seating. There is a basketball court, playground equipment, benches, trash cans, and gazebos that house mineral springs water spigots.

Park Namesake

As a member of the park board, Delos L. ``Dip`` Motsinger was heavily active in the Creal Springs community. Owner the 76 Gas Station for 65 years, Dippy was considered a “handyman” around town, loved church singing and was a movie projectionist at area movie theatres. He was also a school bus driver - especially for special events, former head mechanic for the Unit 2 school system, had special seat at all Crab Orchard basketball games and was named WSIL-3's ``Unsung Hero`` in 2005.

Tips for Dippy Motsinger Memorial Park

Events – Catch a movie in the park, seasonal parades, egg hunts and other events in this close-knit community. Creal Springs’s rich history has transcended into the Wonder Water Reunion held annually in September. This festival includes a pageant, Live entertainment, carnival, parade and more!

Grab a Bite – Locally owned Big Blues Que and Curds General Store showcase the native cuisine and farm-raised goods.


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