It happened in 1942, that oil was searched at the border of Cserkeszőlő, but 92°C (199.4°F) thermal water rose from the depth instead, that was locked immediately, saying, it is valueless and is type of liquid, that cannot be used in engines. But the fantasy of the inhabitants was moved by the presence of the hot water - that has been the hottest medicinal water of Hungary for a long time - so the well was reopened in 1948, but they were unable to relock it again.
The wellhead was located in the middle of such a grape plantation and fruit trees, where the hot water would have been destroyed the cultivated plants, so the farmers have dug a trench for weeks, where the water was drained from the grapes and fruit trees.
There were many people among the diggers, who had aching legs, waists or they suffered from rheuma or diseases of the joint. After a few hard-working days - that they spent in the pouring watery mud - they experiened that their pains disappeared. These were the first observations about that it may be medicinal water.
Later small ridges were dug into the soil along the main riverbed and next to the channel, in which the water had been poured in and when it cooled down, they sat in it and this way they became the first guests of the bath.
The water of „Cserke“ gained a popularity fast among the people. More and more people arrived to relax, hike and heal. The neighbour municipalities noticed later, how many visitors Cserkeszőlő has - because of the medicinal water with a great content and character. Cserkeszőlő Spa was opened on 1 May 1953 with the help of former Szolnok County Council with three pools and locker rooms for men and women with coathangers, with the expectations of that era.
After the political transformation, Cserkeszőlő Spa became self-governmentally-run in 1992. Not a true attention was paid to the reconstruction of the raunchy pools and locker rooms until 1998.
But the self-government made a decision on the construction of a spa, meeting the challenges of that age in autumn 1998 and it started the development of the spa and tourism with great plans. The results of this are the well-cared park of several-hectare-area, the approximately 20 pools and elements of experience, the continuously growing portfolio of wellness and therapy for all age groups!