This park runs along the south side of College Avenue and offers recreational facilities to the community. The now-closed College Avenue Community Centre is located east of the park. Even though the name of the park was formally changed to College Avenue Park in 1961, just one year after it opened, and renamed again to Crowley Park in 2020, many area residents still refer to the facility by its original name, Essex Court Playground.
A neighbourhood improvement project undertaken in 1982 saw many upgrades in the park, notably, a running trail, playground equipment and basketball courts. Across the street, College Avenue Bikeway, a 1.9-kilometre trail connecting Mic Mac Park and the College Avenue complex, was developed in 1995 as part of a National Infrastructure Improvements project.