Bill Butler Park

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Bill Butler Park (Established on Aug. 2, 1984) is a public park located in the Florida Keys named after deceased local William “Bill” Butler.[1][2] The park is the former site for indigent senior citizens, known as Monroe County Colored Folks Home which provided shelter to indigent seniors in the days of racial segregation.[3] It was also the site for the American Junkanoo, which celebrated Bahamian heritage and African traditions that predated the slave trade.[4]


  1. "Bill Butler Park". Key West, FL. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  2. "Florida Keys History: African-American Landmarks & Sites". Visit Florida. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  3. Conchscooter (2014-08-22). "Key West Diary: Bill Butler Park Refreshed". Key West Diary. Retrieved 2021-01-11.
  4. Beatty, About the Author Robert. "Family wants Key West black icon's park renovated". South Florida Times. Retrieved 2021-01-11. {{cite web}}: |first= has generic name (help)

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