Third Period (1900-1930):
All the parks and small squares of Santo Domingo were restructured, reinforcing
their function as spaces for the use of the populous.
- Plaza Colón (previously known as Plaza de Armas). It acquired a
distinct profile, characterized by enormous laurels that lavished their shadows
and coolness and iron benches painted green.
- Plaza Independencia (known today as Parque Independencia). Built in 1912,
it became a favorite place for sports and competitions. Every Thursday and
Sunday, as in the Plaza Colón, "concert nights" or "outing
nights" were organized in the plaza.
- Playground. Located outside Santo Domingo in Ciudad Nueva or the "New
City", it became an increasingly popular site for baseball games.
- El Hipódromo ("The Racetrack"). Built in 1919 on land from
the Primavera Ranch.
- The Plaza Colombina (known today as Parque Eugenio María de Hostos)
soon became a great recreational center.
- The Cuevas de Santa Ana caves. Located in the park known today as the National
Conservatory of Music (Conservatorio Nacional de Música), they also
served as a recreation site for Santo Domingo families.