Chicano Park is a small urban park located under the base of the Coronado Bridge. Murals are painted on the concrete pillars which support a multilane highway that runs overhead.
At first glance, you might think the park is oddly situated with multiple support towers sitting in the middle and a five lane highway running overhead. However, I've always thought this place was a gem. When I first moved to San Diego, it was close to where I lived and I came here quite frequently in the late afternoon. It was always quiet and relaxing for me (I came on weekdays) although it can get very crowded especially during holidays. The park itself is filled with the cultural heritage and has a beautiful collection of murals. I think it's amazing how the community turned all the harsh concrete into this wonderful place.
The park has an interesting history, filled with conflict between the local Chicano community and the city of San Diego. If not for the action of people protesting, it may have ended up being a government building and parking lot. I far prefer how it turned out and it's now a National Historic Landmark.
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