San Diego Chicano Park Restoration 2011
The Chicano Park Mural Restoration project in Barrio Logan in San Diego, CA, is restoring the murals painted on the columns and retaining walls that are part of the San Diego-Coronado Bay Bridge. The murals have deep transcending values and are recognized at the local, state and national levels as historical, cultural and social and political public art.

Chicano Park was founded on April 22, 1970 — the same day as the first Earth Day — when the Barrio Logan community joined activists to protest the construction of a Highway Patrol station on the present site of the 8 acre park. The community had already been degraded by the demolition of hundreds of homes to make way for Interstate 5, toxic industries and junkyards, and by the lack of community facilities, good schools, jobs, and medical or social services. The park was designated an official historic site by the San Diego Historical Site Board in 1980, and its murals were officially recognized as public art by the San Diego Public Advisory Board in 1987. There is currently a movement to have the park listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Click here for more on Public Art, Community Pride and Cultural Heritage in the Policy Report Parks for Everyone: Green Access for San Diego County by the San Diego Foundation and The City Project in English.

Síga este enlace para Arte Publico, Orgullo Comunitario y Herencia Cultural en el reporte Parques para Todos: Acceso a los Espacios Verdes para el Condado de San Diego en Español.
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