The Eastsider on Monday published a photo taken in Debs Park and said it was located in Montecito Heights. Anthony Manzano, vice president of the LA-32 Neighborhood Council Vice-President, disagrees. He says Debs Park should be described as being located in Rose Hill – an old neighborhood name:
I am passing along 2 pictures I have picked up from the archives showing that Debs Park is actually in the community of Rose Hill. You will see an arial photo with Mercury, Monterey RD. and Boundary which are all in the community of Rose Hills. In the photo it gives a location site titled … “Ground Breaking Site” on Monterey Road. I am also including a photo of the Ceremony on Monterey Road with a former council member and county supervisor Ernest Debs himself with a shovel in their hands during the Ground Breaking, claiming the park as “Rose Hill Regional Park”.
Although the park may have a new name to recognize Mr. Debs, it still lies within the same community as dipicted, Rose Hills. Many will attempt to contest this information, but the photo is proof of the History. If you would care for more archives, just reach me.
Photos courtesy Anthony Manzano