PLANS FOR THE PARK
We are in the concept design phase for the renovation of the Lunar Rover's next landing spot, Kherson Park, located at 307 West Gowe Street.
The renovation of Kherson Park will celebrate our region's legacy of aero and outer space innovation by memorializing its role in the development of the Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). The three LRVs used in Apollo missions 15, 16 and 17 are still on the moon today; they were designed, built and tested here in Kent, and recently designated as historical landmarks by the King County Landmarks Commission.
The interactive Lunar Rover replica will be accompanied by the life-sized Astronaut figure on display at accesso ShoWare Center. This space-themed installation will be one component of the planned improvements at Kherson Park. The goal of this project is to inspire today's youth to pursue out-of-this-world opportunities still available to them today!
Construction is expected to begin in 2020.
The Lunar Rover Replica Project is a joint effort by the City of Kent and the Kent Downtown Partnership, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, with major funding provided by The Boeing Company. Your financial gift is tax-deductible. Thank you for your generous donation.