Time Out says
After dark gay, daytime park play.
Independence park has been known for many years as one of the hottest places in the city for gay cruising after dark. But during the day, it is actually one of the most beautiful spots in the city, high on the hill overlooking the Mediterranean. Nested on the coastline between the Hilton and the Carlton hotels, Independence Park is known as a good spot for sports lovers, a location where families come to celebrate birthdays on Saturdays, and just a great place to escape the hot sun and lay under a tree.