Space View Park
Walk. Appreciate. Witness. Imagine.
Take a walk through history. Appreciate and honor brave astronauts, as well as the hard working men and women who literally launched the United States into space. Compare your handprints to those of the Mercury astronauts. Witness the absolute wonder of a rocket launch. Let your imagination soar!
Space View Park, less than 15 miles directly across from the launch pads at Kennedy Space Center, is a prime spot to not only learn about history, but to witness it first hand. With its panoramic view across the Indian River Lagoon, this 2.63-acre community park attracts millions of wide-eyed visitors eager to watch a rocket soar into space. With live audio feed direct from the NASA control room, visitors can also tune into the launch process from the park.
In addition, the park is home to the Mercury, Gemini, Apollo, and Shuttle monuments, dedicated to the workers and astronauts who helped America lead the world in space exploration. The In the Line of Duty Memorial commemorates those who lost their lives helping to make the space program what it is today.
Although this facility is rocking during launch windows, it is peaceful and contemplative at other times. Landscaped with artistic sculptures, native plants and flowers, palms and hardwood trees, it offers benches, a boardwalk, a boat dock, and a fishing pier. There are picnic areas and shelters, as well as public restrooms.
Located 5 miles north from Highway 50 off of U.S.1 at 8 Broad Street
Space View Park is close to downtown and restaurants.
It offers free parking. Both the park and restrooms stay open to the public when a launch is scheduled after normal hours.