The 2.3 acre park was placed into ordinance in 1974.
It pains me to see how bad this part of the city is. Burn outs, board ups and trashed/falling properties are more common here than anywhere else I've seen in the city. Homes directly across from the park:
There is a day-care on the corner of Lillian and Thrush:
This park is a reflection of the lack of care and commitment throughout the neighborhood.
Sorry to be a downer, but to tell the story in any other way would be disingenuous.