On June 17, 1995 the Norfolk Southern Corporation presented the park to the City of Alexandria. The park is part of a mixed-use Carlyle Development and a satellite site for the Alexandria Black History Museum. The memorial sculptures in the park are the creation of Washington, D.C. sculptor Jerome Meadows. The focal point of the park is a sculpture group of bronze trees called "Truths That Rise From the Roots Remembered." This formation acknowledges the contributions of African Americans to the growth of Alexandria. Other smaller sculptures throughout the park commemorate historic African American Neighborhoods and the people known and unknown buried on this site. A book stand in the park contains a visitors guide which identifies the names of African American citizens and sites etched on the sculptures.