Ross Valencia Park Unveiling

By EGP News Service

Lucille Roybal-Allard, left of Councilmember José Huizar (center) and Mrs. Valencia (right, wearing white). (Photo of courtesy of Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council)

Lucille Roybal-Allard, left of Councilmember José Huizar (center) and Mrs. Valencia (right, wearing white). (Photo of courtesy of Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council)

The dedication of the “Ross Valencia Community Park” took place on Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11.
Valencia was a Navy Veteran, who served during World War II. He passed away on Nov. 22, 2008, at the age of 81.

He earned the name “Mr. Boyle Heights” for serving and leading a large number of local civic groups.
Valencia is one of the founding member of the Boyle Heights Chamber of Commerce and co-founder of the Los Angeles City Chicano Employees Association. He also served on a committee that led to the creation of the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council.

The park named in his honor is located on 1st Street and Chicago across the street from the new Hollenbeck Police Station.

In attendance for the ceremony were fellow veterans of the American Legion Post 804, Reverand Monsignor John Moretta and Resurrection parish members, the Boyle Heights Neighborhood Council, Congresswomen Lucille Roybal-Allard, and Mrs. Carmen Valencia, Mr. Valencia’s widow.

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November 19, 2009  Copyright © 2012 Eastern Group Publications, Inc.

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One Response to “Ross Valencia Park Unveiling”

  1. Marcha por Zapata this Sunday « Cultura « MIS NEIGHBORS on April 6th, 2012 8:03 am

    […] cut out mask for this Sunday’s Marcha por Zapata. The annual march will start from Ross Valencia Park, on 1st and Chicago, at 9 am. Folks will then march out at 10 am to El Parque de Mexico, an area […]

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