This park was renamed from Fiesta Park In December 2003. This park is named after one of the founding members of the Sunnyside Neighborhood Association. Manuel Herrera Jr. helped turn a trash-filled vacant lot into Fiesta Park in 1997. Manuel Herrera Jr. also was very active in the neighborhood association dealing with neighborhood issues, environmental issues and transportation issues.
“Park named for good neighbor.” Arizona Daily Star. December 20, 2003. Page B3