This 70-acre park was once home to two local African-American sandlot
baseball teams, the Mitchellville Tigers and the Washington Blacksox. From
the 1930s to the 1970s, African-American sandlot teams, including the
Brentwood Flashes, Laurel All-Stars, Oxon Hill Aztecs, and the Glenarden
Braves played here. The Homestead Grays, a professional Negro League team,
played the Washington Blacksox at the field.