Launch in the Park LbNA # 29614 (ARCHIVED)
|Placed Date||Mar 26 2008|
|Planted By||Clan Berckes|
|Last Found||Feb 14 2009|
Apollo Park is one of Lancasterís best kept secrets! An oasis in the desert. Pack a picnic lunch, bring your fishing pole (and license) and extra bread to feed the ducks! Named in honor of the Apollo 11 astronauts who first journeyed to the moon, Los Angeles County began construction of Apollo Park in 1969 and was dedicated on November 4, 1972. The park is also home to a replica Apollo Space Capsule on loan to the County from the Smithsonian Institute. This 56 acre aquatic recreation area is part of the Antelope Valley Waste Water Reclamation Project. The park is comprised of 26 acres of three recreational lakes (Aldrin, Armstrong and Collins) and 30 landscaped acres of parkland.
Apollo Park is located in the city of Lancaster. From Los Angeles, take I-5 North to Hwy. 14 North. Exit on Avenue H. Turn West and drive 2.5 miles to 50th Street West. Turn Right and continue 1.1 miles to the park.
The park has a walking trail that loops all the way around. These clues are designed for you to start out going west. Enjoy the first playground, if you will.
Follow the west trail for a ways, until you pass light pole number 8 and a fire hydrant surrounded by four yellow poles.
Keep walking till you come to another hydrant surrounded by four yellow poles. If you get to light pole 12, you went too far!
Stand at the hydrant, facing the fence. Youíll see bushes and pampas grass to your left. On the left side of the first bush, youíll find what you seek. Donít worry, itís not too far in.
Once you found it, keep walking around the park. Thereís two other playgrounds to enjoy.
PLEASE REHIDE THE BOX WELL! THE PARK'S MAINTAINANCE CREW IS TOP NOTCH, AND WE THINK THEY FOUND AND TOSSED THE LAST ONE WE PLANTED THERE!