|Playing football with Monserrate behind.|
|The park with a backdrop of the city's poor neighborhood.|
|Soldiers and police often use the park to practice marches and for band practice.|
In 2002, the FARC guerrillas hid homemade bombs in El Cartucho and launched the bombs at the presidential palace just a few blocks away while Pres. Alvaro Uribe was being inaugurated. But the bombs are notoriously innacurate. One fell on a poor hillside neighborhood. A second burned the wall of the presidential palace. And a third landed in El Cartucho, killing poor people. That undoubtedly accelerated the plans to level the neighborhood.
|The parks fountains and pools, meant to be decorative, have become play areas.|
|A festival in the park.|
|Nearby, the city is working on expanding the Transmilenio express bus system along Tenth St. A large bus station is to be built beside Tercer Milenio Park.|
|Historic, but run-down buildings to the park's east.|