Provided by City of Lubbock
The City of Lubbock will host a ceremony to recognize the renaming of Canyon Rim Park to "The Carrillo Family Recreation Area" on Saturday, March 24. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 12:00 p.m. and will be held at the park located at the intersection of Baylor Street and North Avenue N.
Joe Carrillo (1934-2005) was active in the League of United Latin American Citizens, the G.I. Forum, President of North Avenue U PTA, and Knights of Columbus. He was also an advocate for equal rights.
Francisco Carrillo (1936-2015) believed that "education is freedom and freedom is everybody's business". He worked tirelessly to help young people obtain scholarships and attend college. He was also the first Hispanic to run for office in Lubbock County.
Rufus "Kiddo" Carrillo (1940-present) has had an enormous impact on North Lubbock's youth as the founder of the North Lubbock Boxing Club. Participation in the Club is free, but the boxers are required to show passing grades in school in order to participate.