The little park on Asbury Avenue in southwest Denver hides its story well. It’s nearly nondescript with a few scattered benches and trees lining its concrete walkway. It’s a plainness that is no doubt bolstered by the fact that for a while there the park had no name.
But with a name — La Lomita Park — its story and that of one of the families who grew up nearby will no longer be obscured.
It started when Councilman Jolon Clark requested a list of the parks in his district. Three showed up nameless, including one near Asbury Avenue and Tejon Street. It was located in an area called Goat Hill that was historically home to Mexican-American and Latino families. The park is sandwiched between the Ruby Hill and College View neighborhoods in southwest Denver.
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