Space View Park

Space View Park, located in the downtown area between Washington Avenue and Indian River Avenue, was designed to treat stormwater runoff from 114 acres of commercial property. It captures stormwater in a wet detention pond that prevents sediment and floating trash from entering the Indian River Lagoon and provides nutrient removal.

Fountain & Alum Treatment

Included in the park is an aerating fountain that not only increases the ambiance of the park, but also increases the amount of dissolved oxygen in the stormwater. In addition, alum is injected into the stormwater. The alum treatment significantly reduces a number of things in the stormwater discharged to the lagoon, including:

  • Coliform bacteria
  • Heavy metals
  • Nitrogen
  • Phosphorus
  • Suspended solids
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Honoring Astronauts

Located less than 15 miles directly across from the Kennedy Space Center launch pads, the Park is the first and only walk in the nation that honors America’s astronauts as well as the men and women behind the scenes who helped America lead the world in space exploration.


  • Benches
  • Boardwalk
  • Compare your hand prints to those of the mercury astronauts
  • Fishing and boat dock
  • Gaze across the beautiful Indian River at the shuttle launch pads
  • Picnic areas
  • Restrooms
  • A sheltered pier
  • View the astronauts mission logos carved in black granite
  • Walk through history of space from the Chinese discovery of Rockets in 3rd century BC to Space Station Freedom