The Florida Avenue park, last time I passed by it in the day, is being used as hoped. Last time I passed by it, it was dark and the park, thankfully, was empty. When I last went by it during the day I ran into a friend and her children who were enjoying the park, running around, doing kid stuff. I noticed parents with strollers using the hard surface to go around, as were others using the red circles to excerise.
When I was in the park there were only a few more minutes of sunlight and I noticed most people were on the western end of the park. The area closer to the liquor store was less populated. One can leave the park from that end, but you can come in from there.