|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.