Bruce's Beach Park - Who Knew?
Thursday, June 27, 2013
Yesterday, at our weekly Wednesday walk, we learned about Bruce Beach Park in Manhattan Beach.
We were joined by a couple (Gee and Nee) from our Walking Moai group and as we walked past this small park near the beach, Gee (who is a teacher) started to tell us about the history of this small park called Bruce's Beach Park.
He (Gee) proceeded to tell us that in "a not so good time in history", this two block section of the beach was owned by an African American Family named "Bruce" and was home to several minority families. At some point, this area became condemned through eminent domain proceedings. We actually found the block in the park that told the story.
We have passed this section of the beach/park several times, but never knew this story. It was a definite eye opener.
If you'd like to know more about this park's history, here's a link...
We were all interested to know what happened to the Bruce Family and where they were when the park was renamed from Parque Culiacan to Bruce's Beach in 2006. It appears that there was a family representative at the ceremony.