Still standing! The rocket-ship jungle gym from the 1962 dedication of Scott Carpenter Park in Boulder.

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The park was named after the heroic Boulder NASA astronaut Scott Carpenter, who in 1962 flew in Project Mercury’s second manned orbital flight, Delta 7, aboard the Aurora 7 spacecraft sitting atop a Mercury-Atlas 7 rocket.

That same year Carpenter not only inspired the name of Boulder’s Aurora 7 Elementary School, but a local Tulagis’ band changed their name to The Astronauts and became the best surf band in the country:


Jim Macklin April 27th, 2011 at 10:51 pm

There is a ladder going up through the center. The exit on the side originally led to a slide, probably perceived as an opportunity for injury.

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