Chicano Park

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Chicano Park
Located beneath the San Diego—Coronado Bridge, this public space might not be tranquil and green, but it tells a story of perseverance. In 1970, residents of the predominantly Latino Barrio Logan neighborhood staged a non-violent land takeover when the state attempted to build a highway patrol station on land the city had promised residents would become a community park. Their protests were successful and it became a designated park shortly thereafter. Brightly colored murals expressing Chicano identity and struggles began appearing on concrete highway pillars in 1973. Today approximately 50 murals adorn the park. They’ve been deemed so culturally significant, the park was designated a National Historic Landmark in 2017. A mural map can be found here. chicano-park.com/ChicanoParkMap.jpg
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San Diego, CA 92113, USA