Staking the Claim

The statue symbolizes the staking of the claim by Richard Carter, which resulted in the settlement of College Station and the Brazos Valley. To find the statue, follow the brick trail from the pavilion to the east side of the park. It looks unkempt because the park is a No Mow Zone to protect the Monarch butterfly. The park includes an interpretive center pavilion with displays about Richard Carter, the graves of Carter and his family, and the reconstruction of the original water well.

Sculptor: Albert Pedulla
Installation: 1986

Location: Richard Carter Park, 1800 Brazoswood, College Station, TX 77840