At its establishment in 1916 the AMB was charged with supplying water to Bucaramanga and two other nearby towns. As demand grew so did the need for additional facilities, which the AMB developed and operated until 1975, when it was bought by the local council.
From its early days the primary water treatment plant was located here at Morrorico, on the eastern fringe of the city. The actual treatment facility occupied only a small portion of the large land-holding, and local residents became used to enjoying the spontaneous tropical landscape and lawns of the park-like grounds.
Expansion of the plant reduced the amount of land available, and after the council buy-out a shared company took responsibility for water treatment and supply. Public use of the land dwindled and the once vibrant community gathering place became neglected.
Fast-forward to 2001, when AMB Manager Victor Azuero Diaz proposed moving the company’s administrative functions back to Morrorico. With the support of the Mayor a park was proposed for the site, in homage to the former public appropriation of the land for recreation.