The City Council Monday night passed a resolution asking the Parks Commission to name Went Field in the West End in honor of the late State Rep. Ezequiel Santiago who passed away in March. The item was brought to the floor by Councilman Jack Banta whose district is included in the 130th State Assembly that Santiago represented covering Downtown, South End and portions of the East Side and West End.
Antonio Felipe won a special election to fill Santiago’s seat.
Went Field was the location of P.T. Barnum’s circus winter headquarters for about 50 years starting circa 1870.
The six-acre park features basketball courts, playground and splash pad.