Chicano Park is a historical and cultural landmark of the local Chicano community. Located under the interstate 5 freeway in Barrio Logan, near downtown San Diego, CA, the park boasts the world's largest collection of outdoor murals. There are over 60 Chicano heritage-themed murals throughout the recreational area, depicting inspirational figures like Frida Kahlo, Cesar Chavez, Che Guevara and many other Latino leaders. The park was saved from impeding closure in 1970, and since then, its many supporters have begun a movement to list the park with the National Register of Historic Places.
Chicano Park Day holds an annual family event that brings both historical and cultural exhibitions, such as Mexican and Aztec Indigenous traditional music and dance. The goal is to use the park to preserve the area's rich cultural heritage, and to educate society about the important historical impact and contributions of the Chicano community. Chicano Park is also well known for its amazing annual car show, which brings participants from all over the United States.
This year's car show was presented by Amigos Car Club, who hosted and played a major role in the show. Many local San Diego car clubs came out to represent, sharing the park with other notable chapters from L.A. and Arizona. The Euros, Hot Rods, and Customs were also there alongside the Lowriders, laying low on the grass and entertaining the crowd.
This year, there were many participants who brought out their clean bomb pick-ups, some of whom even came all the way from El Paso, Texas to represent in the show.
The Chicano Park car show was an amazing success as always. The participants enjoyed each other's company as well as the delicious barbeque that was on hand during this hot April day.
You can learn more about Chicano Park at www.chicano-park.org.