The Parque San Simón is the main public park for the original settlement of San Simón Ticumac. It’s one of the original settlements of Benito Juárez. The street layout is partly historical. That’s to say, it’s nicely quixotic with the remnants of footpaths we associate with ancient rather than grids designed for motorized vehicles.
The park is but one natural accent to all that history. It shares a dedication with the street on its northern and southern edges. All three bear the name of Pascual Ortiz Rubio (1877–1963) who was President of Mexico 1930 to 1932.
Unfortunately, the Benito Juárez Aacaldía already has a park named for Ortiz Rubio. So most residents of the area refer to this as Parque San Simón. The modern colonia recalls the patron saint of the parish church, San Simón Apóstol.
The park likely most often reaches outside ears for today hosting the Foro Cultural San Simón ABJ in its western end. The community center and theater shares the park with several sports installations, a kids’ area, and a beloved dog-run.