This site was purchased by the Urban Renewal Agency in 1972 for community improvements. The park and its amenities were laid out and developed through a series of public meetings with area residents. Later, the Audubon Society, in cooperation with the surrounding neighborhood, established a butterfly garden at the east end of the park.
Benches and tables near the playground make this park an excellent place to visit. The layout of the park allows multiple groups to participate in separate activities without interfering with each other while using the park.
Truth Park shelter is located on Pottawatomie Avenue between South Manhattan and 11th streets. This shelter has stationary tables, one large grill, a playground, and basketball court nearby. Lights and electricity are available.
All park shelters are open during regular park hours for public use. Exclusive use is always granted to those who have obtained a reservation permit through the Parks and Recreation Office. A copy of this form has been included at the bottom of this page, and can be filled out and submitted with payment to the address given on the form. Confirmation will be returned via mail, and must be in the possession of the recipient while using the park facility.