Near Columbus & Avalon Streets
Romulus, MI 48174
Fernandez Park features three newly resurfaced basketball courts, playscapes, chess tables, a walking path and a picnic pavilion available to rent for private parties and events.
For more information about park rentals, please complete the application below and please call Community Services to confirm availability at (734) 942-7545.
Pavilion and Park Use Application
History and Naming
Eugenio Erasmo Fernandez was born in Romulus on June 13, 1946. He later moved to Wilmington, North Carolina. As a member of the Marine Corps, he served our country as a First Class Private. Fernandez died as a casualty of the Vietnam War on May 9, 1968 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 21 years old and was married. Fernandez had one daughter born one month after the beginning of his tour, whom he never had the opportunity to meet, however he did name her Kimberly.
It was reported that Fernandez died from small arms fire or grenade. His body was recovered. His name now stands on panel 57E, line 017 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington, D.C. He served our country for three years.
Fernandez was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Bravery, the Combat Action Ribbon (CAR), the Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, one Gold Star, the Vietnam Service Medal, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Good Conduct Medal.
Fernandez Park was name in his honor by the Citizen's District Council in May 1975.