Thursday, February 19, 2009

Chicano Park 1

Chicano Park is a picturesque park beneath the mainland side of the Coronado Bridge. Located in the primarily Mexican-American community of Logan Heights, also called Barrio Logan, it is a place where you'll find quincinieras every weekend, families gathered, children playing. It is a place where Latin artists painted murals that the community is proud of. In a way, it is the heart & soul of Barrio Logan. I remember as a little girl there was an uproar about the City's plans to retrofit the posts - which would erase the murals. I don't remember much more, except that the community won, the retrofit, as far as I know, didn't happen and the murals stayed. Does anyone know the full story?
Click Here for the history of Chicano Park. Also, a few years ago, Felicia posted here about Cesar Chavez Day in the park.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The retrofitting was for earthquake resistance; I believe the art was recorded, the work done, and the art repainted on the new surfaces. Maybe some one will have a more direct recollection.
Is the Kelco bldg still nearby ?

Thu Feb 19, 03:14:00 PM PST  
Blogger Brent McD. said...

It wasn't the City, it was Caltrans. I thought that somehow the retrofitting was able to be done without disturbing the murals. Not sure....

Mon Feb 23, 12:10:00 PM PST  

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