Chicano Park named National Historic Landmark

Chicano Park, a symbol of community and Latino activism for decades, has been designated a National Historic Landmark.

U.S. Interior Department Secretary Sally Jewell made the announcement for the iconic, colorful 7.4-acre park below the San Diego-Coronado Bridge that has had social, cultural and political significance in San Diego and beyond since the 1970s.

“I think there’s no place like it in the country, where you can walk through and see the culture and history of a community,” said San Diego City Councilman David Alvarez, whose district includes the Barrio Logan park.

“People know about Chicano Park, not just in San Diego or California, but really the country,” he said. “This is a very unique collection of art that doesn’t exist anywhere else.”


Published at Thu, 12 Jan 2017 02:15:00 +0000