All the photos I shared on my other Chicano Park post were taken on the Northeast side of National Ave. https://katelontjeffereys.wordpress.com/2016/02/19/chicano-park-barrio-logan-san-diego-ca/
These photos were taken on the Southwest side of National Ave.
These first 3 are of a beautiful mural on the side of a building on the corner of National and Dewey.
I’m not sure if the murals on this side of National are considered part of the “official” Chicano Park murals or not, but I found them to be very striking and powerful so wanted to include them.
This one states “As I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of death, I fear no evil. Porque soy Chicano! (Because I am Chicano).
Here are two murals featuring faces.
There is a lovely sculpture featured in this fountain.
At the west end of this area, at the corner of Newton and Dewey, there is a skate lane. One of the guys skating started talking to me and I told him about riding the first skateboards that came out, just a board on top of metal roller skate wheels. I got that board while on vacation in San Diego as a kid. He offered to let me try his board but I felt too shy so didn’t take him up on it. You can see him in the distance in the skate lane photo. I watched the skaters for awhile and enjoyed seeing them ride up ramps and walls and put it all together in such a fluid and fearless motion. Perhaps I’ll get another board at some point and learn again how to ride it.
Here’s a photo of the skate lane and also two murals representing skaters.
Here are a couple wrap around murals.
The Aztec theme is prevalent in the park murals.
And finally…..even the utility box was colorful! Here are two sides of it.
The upcoming 46th annual Chicano Park Celebration will take place on April 23, 2016. Hope you have enjoyed this walk with me. Come check out Chicano park for yourself…bring a picnic, a skate board, or energy for swinging on the swings and playing on the play equipment….or just walk around and admire all the beautiful art.