DeLaveaga, Jose V.

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Jose Vincent DeLaveaga, born in Mexico, purchased a large tract of hilly land in 1870, at what is now the north-east edge of Santa Cruz. He developed the land with a residence, riding trails, and extensive landscaping. In 1894, he gave the property to the city, on condition that it be used as a park. It is now DeLaveaga Park, largest park in the city, and providing the widest range of recreational facilities.

Riptide (CE3) profiles John Forrester as a previous owner of part of the DeLaveaga property.