Boulware Spring is a 4th magnitude spring that issues from a pipe in a semicircular brick wall in the side of the hill west of the old water treatment plant. Water flows south into concrete retaining pools and then to a small stream to Paynes Prairie. Boulware Spring is located on the site of the original public water plant for Gainesville. Now a city park, the water plant building has been turned into a small museum with conference room facilities. Early pictures of the site are displayed in the water treatment plant conference room, and some of the old plant equipment is in an adjacent room. The park also serves as the western trailhead to the Gainesville to Hawthorne Rail Trail.
Boulware Spring is located about 1.5 miles (2.4 km) miles southeast of Gainesville. From the intersection of SR 331(Williston Rd) and CR 329 (4th Street) in southeast Gainesville, travel 1.5 miles (2.4 km) southeast on 4th Street until reaching Boulware Springs Park on the west (right) side of the road. Turn into the park, and follow signs to the spring.