Saturday, July 23, 2011

Maxton Brown Park - Carlsbad, CA, USA

Carlsbad resident and avid birdwatcher Maxton Brown was responsible for organizing opposition to shooting in the Buena Vista Lagoon.  An Army Lt. with the 515th Squadron during WWII, he was killed after completing a B-24 bombing raid on July 8, 1943 at the age of 28.  The Maxton Brown Bird Sanctuary and Maxton Brown Park were named in his honor.  One-acre Maxton Brown Park provides a breathtaking view of the 260-acre Buena Vista Lagoon separating Oceanside and Carlsbad, which remains a bird sanctuary today.

This park with picnic tables, bbq and benches is located at the NE corner of State Street and Laguna Drive.

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