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.