Families, Parks and Recreation
Z.L. Riley Park (Original)
Z.L. Riley Park, also known as Checker Park, is
located on Parramore Avenue underneath the East-West Expressway. The
half-acre park is popular with a regular group of checker players
who are at the game tables whenever weather permits. The City
developed the park in 1977. A renovation in 1997 upgraded the paving
and site furniture and planted flowering trees to provide color. A
community beautification project spearheaded by the Parramore
Heritage Renovation Foundation used local artists to paint vibrant
tropical murals as a backdrop for the renovated park.
Leashed pets are allowed at all City parks, but not in
playgrounds or athletic fields. Please clean up after your pet.