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Veterans Park & Athletic Complex

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LOCATION
3101 Harvey Road, College Station, TX 77845

DATE ACQUIRED
1999

ACREAGE
150.00 Acres - Developed

PARKS ZONE
C

CLASSIFICATION
Regional Athletic Park
Curfew - 1 to 5 a.m.


PARK DETAILS
This site is open and fairly flat with two small wooded areas on the southeast and western edges. It is intended to be developed as an athletic park. This athletic park will be completed in a course of several phases.

Phase I was completed in May of 2003 and includes two lighted softball fields, six soccer fields (two lighted), parking lots, entry road, maintenance shop, restroom building, trees and irrigation. The two additional artificial turf fields will be added in the fall of 2018, which will bring the total number of full size athletic fields to 13.  

Twelve acres of this land has been designated as Veterans Memorial Park which encompasses a Veterans Memorial sculpture and a plaza. Sculptor, Robert J. Eccleston, designed the sculpture and Landscape Designer, Larry Schuekler was responsible for the monument and landscaping of the plaza. The memorial was dedicated in Veteran’s Day 2002 in honor of all veterans of the Brazos Valley who have served in all U.S. wars. Also included in this area, is the Lynn Stuart Pathway. Along the path, are bronze sculptures and historic markers related to every recognized war the United States had been involved in, as well as the Texas War for Independence.


AMENITIES
LIGHTED FACILITIES
4 Restrooms
Shelter/Gazebo
Pavilion
Play Unit
11 Athletic Fields (2 synthetic)
5 Softball Fields
Public Art - Veterans Memorial Sculpture & Plaza
1269 Parking Spaces

UNLIGHTED FACILITIES
Picnic Unit, includes Barbecue Pit
Open Play Area
Jogging/ Walking Picnic Unit, includes Barbecue Pit
Open Play Area
Jogging/Walking Trail - 1 ½ Miles

OTHER
Richard Carter Water Oak Quercus Nigra
Veterans Memorial History Mile
Lynn Stuart Pathway
Batting Cage

RENTED FACILITIES
11 Athletic Fields (2 synthetic)
5 Softball Fields
Pavilion

Reservations can be made on a first-come, first-serve basis by calling 979.764.3486.


BRAZOS VALLEY VETERANS MEMORIAL
Memorial for all Veterans of the Brazos Valley, Inc. was chartered as a non-profit corporation by the State of Texas on July 17, 2000. The sole purpose is to recognize and honor the service and sacrifices of all American veterans past, present and future. The unique Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial was the vision of many local veterans, friends and organizations. It was developed with the generous financial support of numerous individuals and organizations along with the long term commitment of Cities of Bryan, College Station and Brazos County Commissioners Court.

The memorial was formally dedicated on Nov. 10, 2002. Former President George H.W. Bush spoke at the site with these words: “The Brazos Valley Community can stand proud. The names that mark the memorial showcase the sons and daughters who gave dedicated service to our nation, so that future generations can share the freedoms we enjoy. Their task was great and their sacrifice even greater, but their legacy stands firm and their memories burn bright.”

The bronze sculpture mounted atop the massive 250 ton Texas granite base is the work of artist Robert Eccleston from Schuyler Falls, New York. His proposal was selected from 120 entries. He served as an Army Ranger and was a Captain in the 10th Mountain Division before his career as an artist. The Red granite Wall of Honor lists more than 4,800 names of veterans from all periods of United States history, including 24 United States Presidents who served in the military and seven Texas A&M University former students who received the Medal of Honor. In May 2002, Mr. Don Adam, Chairman of The Adam Corporation, gave a major gift to the Memorial Board which ensured success of the initial project. In gratitude for all Mr. Adam has done on behalf the memorial, the plaza is now known as the Louis L. Adam Memorial Plaza in honor of his father, a U.S. Army veteran. 


WALL OF HONOR
The board of the Memorial for All Veterans continuously accepts applications for placement of military veterans’ names on the Wall of Honor. The Wall of Honor, a center piece of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, is a patriotic and reverent tribute to all of the veterans (living, deceased, or currently serving) of our Armed Forces. The Wall provides an opportunity to honor the sacrifices made by your family members, friends, fellow service men and women, and serves as an educational experience for generations to come. Click here to learn more.


LYNN STUART PATHWAY
The memorials are located along a half-mile trail known as the Lynn Stuart Pathway. The pathway was dedicated on Sept. 22, 2006 in honor of Brigadier General Louis Lynn Stuart, USA, who provided critical support and leadership in the creation of the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial. The historically correct bronze statues at these memorial sites along the pathway provide strong visual images to portray the look of our brave veterans throughout our nation’s history. Others will be added over the next few years as funding is available.


MEMORIAL DEDICATIONS

May 31, 2005 - The War on Terror Memorial - This is the first of several memorials planned to commemorate the major wars the United States has fought.

July 1, 2010 - The American Revolution Memorial features a dramatic bronze Continental soldier named Liberty or Death.

Oct. 2, 2010 - Come and Take It was dedicated to the heroes of the War for Texas Independence on the 175th anniversary of the Battle of Gonzales.

Nov. 11, 2010 - marking the 50th anniversary of the Korean War, a dual bronze statue entitled Katchi Kapshida (We Go Together) features the likeness of a Korean soldier and an American soldier standing to together to face the enemy.

Dec. 7, 2011 - Day of Infamy was dedicated honoring those who fought in the Pacific Theater of Operations during World War II. - view photos

June 1, 2012 - Don't Give Up the Ship was dedicated honoring those who fought in the War of 1812.

Nov. 11, 2013 - Letters from Home, an Army infantryman representing the World War II European Theater of Operations and a US Army infantryman

May 2014 - Hot LZ, a life size bronze fuselage of a Huey helicopter hovering over the ground as it drops off soldiers during the Vietnam War

For more information about the Brazos Valley Veterans Memorial, visit bvvm.org.


CONTACT INFORMATION
For more information, call 979.764.3486, email parks@cstx.gov or visit the Stephen C. Beachy Central Park Office, located at 1000 Krenek Tap Road in College Station.

Last updated: 6/16/2017 4:30:27 PM