San Diego Hometown Tourist: Chicano Park

Today is the 40th Anniversary of Chicano Park.  Chicano Park is located literally under the Coronado bridge, in San Diego, CA.  The building of the Coronado bridge over the park, dislocated hundreds of Latino families and businesses and was the catalyst for the founding of this park.  The take over of this park was not an easy road.  I’d never known the history of Chicano Park.   All I’ve ever known was (1) don’t go there after dark, and (2) they had murals.  That was in the 80’s.  It wasn’t until I decided to make a trip there during one of my hometown tourist days that I actually discovered how cool this place was and the awesomeness of the murals.  And, long gone are the notorious days of  “don’t go there after dark.”

Chicano Park founded on April 22, 1970 is home to the country’s largest collection of outdoor murals.

How To Get There:

Take Interstate 5 and exit  Cesar E. Chavez Parkway, heading west, then go south on Logan Ave.

 

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About Terri Lundberg

Terri Lundberg is an American expat currently residing with her husband in Saudi Arabia, but she calls Seattle and San Diego home. She’s a travel writer, an avid photographer and is a resource and cross cultural trainer to expats relocating to Saudi Arabia. She’s been to 100 destinations, 26 countries, and counting.