Point Mallard Park
2901 Point Mallard Drive SE
Decatur, Morgan County, Alabama, 35601
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Point Mallard Park is a park located in Decatur, Alabama that sits on 500 acres (2.0 km2) of the Flint Creek shoreline. Flint Creek is a tributary of the nearby Tennessee River.
It is positioned in the city's far southeasternmost section. The park was named after a frequent avian visitor to the Wildlife Refuge.
A few years after initial opening, a 10-meter-tall diving tower with three platforms was constructed. It is named after Olympic gold medalist Jennifer Chandler, who practiced there with U.S. Olympic Diving Team prior to her win in the 1976 Summer Olympics diving events. The pool was also where Greg Louganis, who won Gold Medals in the 1984 and 1988 Summer Olympics, trained from 1976 to 1979.
President Ronald Reagan, campaigning for reelection, spoke at the Spirit of America Festival on July 4, 1984, appearing before some 60,000 persons and considerable local and national media coverage.
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