It’s La Raza Park, for real now: City Council approves changing Columbus Park’s name

Dec 22, 2020 547

BY: Esteban L. Hernandez

Denver City Council on Monday unanimously agreed to rename Columbus Park to La Raz Park, the name generations of Denverites have been calling the Northside green space and community center. The decision turns an unofficial name into an official one. Councilmember Amanda Sandoval, who campaigned for her seat promising to change the name, said her community felt it was time to change the park’s name.

She grew up attending graduations, quinceañeras and summer solstice celebrations at the park that’s now in her district. Sandoval teared up as she urged her colleagues to support a bill for the name change. “I humbly ask my fellow colleagues to support this long overdue name change, and que viva la raza,” Sandoval said.

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