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Challenger Memorial Park

When we think back on some of the national tragedies in our nation’s history, many of us can vividly recall where we were, and what we were doing, as those events are permanently etched in our memories. Such is the case with the Challenger Space Shuttle, which was launched 32 years ago on January 28, 1986. For many, the shocking explosion of the shuttle that led to the death of seven brave Americans will never be forgotten. The 100 acres of the Challenger Memorial Park was dedicated to these seven, and, as a monument to their memories, a replica of the logo designed by the crew members themselves, is located within the park.

A designated bird sanctuary sanctioned by the Audubon Society, the park has various nature trails to access the sanctuary, as well as three elevated platforms for wetlands viewing. There is also a fishing pond stocked with catfish and large-mouth Bass, and a learning center for area schools to teach students about wetlands and marine wildlife. Located in Webster, Texas, the park also has picnic area and public restrooms. For hours and additional information, call (713) 440-1587.

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Publication Date: 2018-01-09