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LOCATION
1800 Brazoswood Drive, College Station, TX 77840

DATE ACQUIRED
1983

ACREAGE

7.14 Acres - Developed

PARKS ZONE
2

CLASSIFICATION
Neighborhood Park
Curfew - 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.


PARK DETAILS
Richard Carter Park is a historically significant park, in that it is the site of the Richard Carter homestead. Carter was College Station’s earliest settler, arriving from Alabama in 1831. His original land grant, of one league (4,428 acres) from the Mexican government, covers most of what is College Station today. Development in the park includes an interpretive center with displays about Richard Carter and the reconstruction of the original water well. There is also an open play area, a discovery garden area featuring decks, seating, indigenous plants, a historical marker and a bronze sculpture by Albert Pedulla. The sculpture was installed in 1986 and symbolizes the staking of the claim by Richard Carter, which resulted in the settlement of College Station and the Brazos Valley.

The development of this park was an officially sanctioned Texas Sesquicentennial Project. In 1991, the graves of Richard Carter, his wife and family members were moved from an adjacent site to the park itself. Additional lights were added in 1998.


AMENITIES
LIGHTED FACILITIES
Shelter/Gazebo

UNLIGHTED FACILITIES
Open Play Area
Jogging /Walking Trail - 1/3 Mile
Public Art- Bronze Sculpture by Albert Pedulla

OTHER
State Historic- Richard Carter Homestead Memorial
Discovery Garden

RENTABLE FACILITIES
All facilities are available on a first-come, first-serve basis with no reservations required.


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: 12/30/2016 11:17:13 AM