Filed Under Aerospace

Kennedy Point Park

Enjoy sweeping views across the Indian River toward Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral

Begin your tour of aerospace history here, with with a panoramic view across the Indian River to Merritt Island and Cape Canaveral beyond. It is there that the American exploration of space began-- and continues to the present day. The silhouette of the imposing Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building, where the massive Saturn rockets of the Apollo program and the Space Shuttle launch vehicles were assembled for launch—can be seen clearly on the horizon. Along with other designated areas along the west bank of the Indian River in Titusville, this spot is an excellent viewing area for launches.

Audio

Sam Beddingfield recalls some of the changes that took place in Titusville during the space program Excerpts from an oral history interview conducted by Nancy Yasecko for the Brevard County Historical Commission, January 15, 1994 Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-IHqqZknEA

Images

Kennedy Point Park Source: Photo: Coherit Associates
Looking toward Merritt Island and Kennedy Space Center Source: Photo: Coherit Associates
Crowds watching the launch of Space Shuttle Discovery, 1998 Source: Florida State Library and Archives: Florida Memory

Location

4915 S. Washington Ave., Titusville, FL 32780 | Hours: Dawn to dusk, with special arrangements for scheduled launches Admission: Free Amenities: Parking, restrooms, picnic area, boat launch Phone: (321) 264-5037

Metadata

“Kennedy Point Park,” Explore Historic Titusville FL, accessed February 5, 2023, https://history.titusville.com/items/show/68.