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Remains of helicopter memorial demolished for park improvements

Posted at 11:04 PM, May 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-13 00:04:21-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — The City of Corpus Christi is planning some demolition near the Water's Edge playground on Wednesday. Improvement are planned for the downtown park located at 402 S. Shoreline Boulevard.

Crews will tear down the cement pedestal and pad that formerly held up a helicopter monument that served as a memorial to members of the United Armed Forces who served in Southeast Asia. The Parks and Recreation Department has secured the surrounding area but advises visitors to heed warning signs and barriers put up for the demolition.

The City will keep Water's Edge open for visitors to use the playground, Islanders Pavilion, Vishal Bhagat Dog Park and fitness area. Once work begins, the City may need to close off other areas if needed.

The improvements will consist of interactive outdoor musical instruments to be installed to enhance the new playground area. The improvements will be completed for residents and visitors to enjoy during the upcoming summer season