The fifth annual La Raza Park Day was recently celebrated, as hundreds of people came to enjoy the festivities. The lowriders and classic cars were out in full force to celebrate the day that honors Latino/a/x culture as well as the history of North Denver.
Music blared from the kiosko, and cultural dancers performed for the crowds. This was the first year La Raza Park Day was celebrated with the park under a historic district designation.
The La Raza Park district is restricted to just the 2.2-acre park, located at 1501 W. 38th Ave. La Raza Park has served as a focal point for the North Denver community, even as the demographics of the surrounding area changed.
La Raza Park was renamed in 2020 after the city scrapped the name Columbus Park, which it had been named since the 1930s.