I see this over and over in many places. Designers go out of their way to make pretty trails for hiking and biking that blend perfectly with the natural landscape (which is what happened at Staunton). But when it comes to water, it's almost a contest to see how much over-engineering and money can be dumped into making a monumental project. That is, after all, the story of water in the West: move it, store it, make it useful. I get that. But it would be nice if someone decided to care about how these things look and function from a recreational perspective as well. Now the Park promises to make this even better, with a "pier," a picnic shelter, and a vault toilet!