Veteran's Memorial Park #1 - Army  LbNA # 23440

Placed DateJul 4 2006
LocationCollege Station, TX
Found By Walksfar
Last Found Jul 23 2016
Hike Distance?

Phase 1 of the College Station Veteran’s Park and Athletic complex was dedicated in 2003. When completed it will include 5 softball fields, 14 soccer fields, bike trails, pavilion, and concession stands. Twelve acres of the park is designated as a Veterans Memorial which encompasses a Veterans Memorial sculpture designed by Robert Eccleston and a garden plaza. It was dedicated to all veterans of the Brazos Valley who have served in all US wars, in November 2002.

This letterbox is dedicated to those who served in the US Army, including my Dad, Joseph P. McConkey, who served during WWII. He worked with the OSS during D Day and received a Silver Star for his bravery.

You can find the park at 3101 Harvey Road by taking the Harvey Road exit (SH 30) East from Hwy 6. About 1 miles down on the left, turn into the entrance of the park. Park at the first lot on the right and you will see the path to the memorial in front of you.

Follow the path ino the memorial and you will see concrete pillars on the left. Go to the tallest pillar. 17 rows from the bottom, face Martha Zan Hiatt. When you turn your back on her you will see a large oak tree about 45 steps in front of you. The letterbox is behind the tree under sticks and leaves.

This park is usually pretty empty except on Saturday and Sunday during soccer season. Please be discreet and rehide well.