Veterans Memorial Park
Memorial Honors Local Veterans
Large bronze statues of veteran soldiers are located at the entrance to the main plaza. The park features commemorative walls describing the various military branches and locations of wars fought by past veterans. Other features include a Fountain of Hope, a River of Freedom, a World Map of Confrontation, and Commemorative Wall of Contemplation. The main memorial wall lists the names of residents who lost their lives in service to the United States.
Irving's Veterans Memorial Park is located at 644 Rock Island Road, adjacent to the former Irving Central Library. The first phase of the park was completed in 2004. The $3 million expansion was funded with bond funds approved by voters in 2006.
The second phase of Irving's Veterans Memorial Park, which honors local veterans who have served this country, was completed in May 2009. More than 500 people attended the dedication ceremony, and U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison served as keynote speaker.
Personalized Granite Blocks
As part of the expansion of Irving Veterans Memorial Park, residents can honor a family member, friend or veteran with a personalized granite block. The blocks will become part of the commemorative battlement walls.
For a larger customized black granite block like the one shown, please contact Bob Moffatt at (972) 259-6889. Prices vary depending on size.
For information about the $125 commemorative granite blocks, please complete the Granite Brick Form (PDF) and mail to:
City of Irving Parks and Recreation Department
825 W. Irving Blvd.
Irving, TX 75060
The Irving Veterans Memorial Park Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation; all donations are tax deductible.
Donors can locate their blocks by following these simple instructions:
1. Download/view the Donor List (PDF) and search ("Find") the donor's name using your browser or Adobe Acrobat Reader. Note the corresponding Wall/Row/Column location(s).
2. View the map (PDF) to find the location of the appropriate wall. View a larger version and download the PDF.