Location: East 28th Street and 38th Avenue South
Sadly, it’s difficult to capture the rocket all in one shot – so you should definitely visit. Right now, the 35′ sculpture (actually named Return Journey) is surrounded by lovely flowers, including the tall, orange ones I’ve only recently learned are Mexican sunflowers. Back to Brackett: our rocket was installed at the park in 1962, and was originally part of the playground equipment. When the park was updated, the rocket slide/jungle gym was repurposed as the sculpture we see today.
You can learn more about Brackett Field Park.
Photo: Whitney Hauser