Side A: Maryland Park was opened in 1921. It served as the site of the annual Emancipation Day Celebration until 1933. The first Columbus public pool was constructed here in 1929 as the Center of Eastside Social and Recreation Activities. It was home to many black athletes who brought pride and distinction to themselves and to the city.
Location: Eddie Saunders Park, Columbus, near east side between Maryland Avenue and Atcheson Street, Cols.