Park naming ceremony
The public is invited to the naming ceremony of the greenspace formally known as Emerald Park in memory of Joshua Ezekiel Alexander.
When: Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022 at 6 pm
Where: Joshua Ezekiel Alexander Park (corner Emerald Ave. and Wavell Rd.)
About Joshua Ezekiel Alexander
Joshua Alexander was born on April 25, 1994. He lived on Emerald Ave. and played at this park so often that area residents referred to it as Joshua’s Park. Around the time of his first birthday, Joshua underwent a heart transplant operation. Doctors referred to him as the miracle baby as he wasn’t expected to live. Growing up, he faced many health challenges and spent time in and out of the hospital. Living the semblance of a normal life wasn’t always easy but he faced his limitations with courage, becoming an inspiration to all. He passed away on January 23, 2014, at age 19.