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    Scott Carpenter Park

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    Great for: Aerospace, nature
    Scott Carpenter Park
    Scott Carpenter, a NASA astronaut, grew up in Boulder. This city park is named after him, with a playground featuring a rocket-shaped climbing structure. (Next summer, you can also visit the new Scott Carpenter Pool, which is amazing and features a space theme.)


    Resources: Here’s a bit of park history. And all about Scott Carpenter, the second American in orbit.