A landmark that tells a story of good people!


It’s just a friendly quiet park with a story with swings in the cradle of people having simple fun in this wonderful piece of history!

“Ms. Virgie was adamant about getting this done, William Carter says.” “She never had any doubt that it would get done. She believed in me, so I had to show our community how people can effect change.”

The co-namesake is myself and Ms. McCain, she lived long enough to see the park named after her & I, in this wonderful ceremony, though she has now transitioned on, she gave the park her spirit of life and a sense of perseverance before she passed on.

Mayor Kevin Faulconer presented the park with a proclamation and it reads

WHEREAS, Virgie Hazel McCain has been a resident of the City Heights Community since 1954; and

WHEREAS, Virgie Hazel McCain has made numerous contributions to the City Heights community including being a founding member and serving as President of the City Heights Community Development Corporation; and

WHEREAS, Virgie Hazel McCain’s vision and advocacy was crucial in securing funding for the City to purchase, develop and establish the original City Heights Mini Park in 1972; and
WHEREAS, William Carter is a third generation resident of City Heights and has lived a life of service to ensure a safe neighborhood for children and future generations.
WHEREAS, William Carter trained females for non-traditional jobs while honorably serving in the San Diego Police Department, the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department and the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department; and
WHEREAS, William Carter is a retired employee of the San Diego School District working for the “Integration Programs”, as well as a high school wrestling coach ultimately being recognized by the Hall of Champions in Balboa Park as a “Coaching Legend”; NOW, THEREFORE,
BE IT RESOLVED, that I, Kevin Faulconer, the 36th Mayor of the City of San Diego, do hereby proclaim June 4, 2015, to be “VIRGIE HAZEL MCCAIN AND WILLIAM HENRY CARTER PARK DAY” in the City of San Diego.
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