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“Dangerous and Life-Threatening”
Review of Chicano Park

Chicano Park
Ranked #191 of 461 things to do in San Diego
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a former local visiting Chicano Park with locals, I expected a cultural odyssey into the breathtaking Mexican-American murals of the park, instead, in broad daylight, we were first approached by one relatively benign park denizen, ostensibly to give us cultural information on the murals. We should have understood then and there that we did not blend in, were unwelcome, and should have left. About five minutes later, a second park denizen, drunk and likely in an altered state, approached the male in our group, aggressively attempting to start a fight, and ultimately threatening his life. We were able to walk away without harm, but were terribly shaken, sure that something much, much worse could have easily happened. This was clearly not an isolated incident, given the presence of citizen patrols in the park (they were likely the reason the denizen did not come back after us after we de-escalated the situation and attempted to exit the park), and given the racial violence that had occurred only two years prior in the park (4 people were killed in a fight in the park, likely started by non-minorities). It is a shame that a park that is supposed to stand for cultural diversity has been reduced to such a shameful reflection of real racial relations.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chicano Park in Barrio Logan, SD is a very inspiring place with splendid chicano movement murals. Great place to just chill and maybe have a picknick. If you go just 100-200 meters on Logan ave, you can experience the genuine spirit of the comunity by visiting the Chicano Art Gallery or just taking a coffee at Por Vida coffee house.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

Each direction you go, the art work is amazing. The heritage of the people tell it all.
The people are friendly, BBQ, 2 playgrounds, tribal gazebo with tribal dancing.

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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

The park is a great place to see and feel the Barrio Logan culture and neighborhood. The murals are well done and widely respected.

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Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

Located in barrio Logan underneath the Coronado Bridge it’s an amazing display. Wander around and look at all the pillars on all four sides. We happened to be there on Cinco de Mayo and there were food vendors all over the place as well as a car show. If you have been to Gaslamp, Old Town & Little Italy, why not add this neighborhood to your list. You won’t regret it

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