This neighbourhood park was named in honour of Alton C. Parker, the first black officer on the Windsor Police Force. Alton Parker began his career in 1942, and in 1953 he became the first black detective in Canada.
During his retirement, Alton Parker organized a neighbourhood community party for local children. Uncle Al's Annual Kid's Party provided fun to thousands of children for 25 years.
In memory of Alton Parker, a statue of a policeman holding the hand of a child sits in the park. It is inscribed with the words from Alton C. Parker: "A lot of people talk about doing something for these kids. I don't just talk. I want to do it."