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The Brackett Rocket is Back!

The Brackett Rocket is Back!, originally uploaded by edkohler.

It’a official. The Brackett Rocket has returned to Brackett Park. For those not familiar with Brackett Park, it’s on 28th St E in South Minneapolis a few blocks West of the Mississippi.

It’s been gone for years after being replaced by a more child safe playground fixture.

Previously, kids could climb up inside the steel barred structure. One of my brother-in-law’s head was stuck between the bars as a child in the ’80’s.

Now it’s on a pedestal that puts it around 6 feet off the ground and banks at and angle.

Will this be a draw? Probably not to the same degree as a rocket kids could explore and potentially hurt themselves on.

Once again, Brackett Park can be referred to as “The Park with the Rocket.” Rock on.

5 thoughts on “The Brackett Rocket is Back!”

  1. Cool! That thing cruised past me yesterday morning as I was walking to work (late) in downtown Minneapolis. I specifically remember thinking to myself, “Self, what is that strange-looking rocket?”

    Now I know!

  2. Wow… I spent many years playing in that rocket as a kid.

    My grandparents lived right around the corner, and we used play at Brackett park all the time.

    The other big draw was the concrete Train! What happened to “Save the Train”??

    I’ll have to drive by and check it out some time….

  3. I remember when this was being built! Spent many a day climbing in it,sliding down the fireman’s pole and the big metal slide. And all ontop of blacktop!

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