WASHINGTON COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY (Washington County, Utah)
BROOKS POND (aka COX POND)
St. George, Utah
LOCATION452 N. Main Street St. George, UT 84770
On the Red Hill just north of St. George.
37° 6' 57.74" North Latitude, 113° 34' 56.94" West Longitude
2,955 feet MSL
HISTORYThis historic location was the original water source for the settlers of the valley and offers natural wonders found nowhere else in Utah. Botanists have discovered plants that grow only in this unique microclimate protected by canyon walls from harsh winds and insulated by lush plant life. Water percolating from the surrounding red cliffs creates emergent natural springs which fill the pond.
Currently, the Cox Pond is part of the Brooks Nature Park. It supplies the water for the historic Waterwalk down Main Street.
REFERENCESSt. City Webpage for the Brooks Nature Park