Following the Black Zero Event, a clean-up operation was organized that resulted in the creation of the park and a memorial to honor the people who died.
In 2015, Wallace Keefe, who was paralyzed from the waist down as a result of injuries sustained in the Battle of Metropolis, was arrested by the Metropolis Police Department after desecrating the statue.
After Lex Luthor used his own blood and the corpse of General Dru-Zod to create an ancient Kryptonian deformity known as Doomsday, the creature engaged in a fierce battle with Superman and, in the process, reduced the statue to rubble.
Immediately following Superman's death, the ruins were replaced with a granite memorial honoring the fallen hero. A funeral procesion was later held in Heroes Park, with an empty casket being buried underneath the memorial.
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