Chicano Park
Steering Committee

P.O. Box 12524
San Diego, Califas 92112

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National Historic Landmark, National Park Service

Dept of Interior Press Release:  24 sites including Chicano Park now have National Historic Landmark status (January 2017)

"Barrio Logan's Chicano Park, Our National Treasure" by Brent E. Beltran (Jan 11, 2017) http://sandiegofreepress.org/2017/01/barrio-logans-chicano-park-our-national-treasure/

"Chicano Park Wins US Landmark Status, As Trump Looms" by Elliot Gabriel (Jan 16, 2017) http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Chicano-Park-Wins-US-Landmark-Status-as-Trump-Era-Looms-20170116-0014.html

"US Interior Dept Designates Chicano Park National Historic Landmark" by Monica Garske (Jan 11, 2017) http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/local/National-Historic-Landmark-Designation-Chicano-Park-Barrio-Logan-410423945.html

"San Diego's Iconic Chicano Park is Officially Named a National Historic Landmark" by Yara Simon (Jan 11, 2017) http://remezcla.com/culture/chicano-park-national-historic-landmark-2/

"Chicano Park Designated as a Historic Landmark" by Erik Anderson (Jan 11, 2017) http://www.kpbs.org/news/2017/jan/11/chicano-park-designated-as-a-national-historic/

"San Diego's Chicano Park designated as National Historic Landmark" (January 11, 2017) http://www.cbs8.com/story/34238787/san-diegos-chicano-park-designated-as-national-historic-landmark

"Chicano Park recognized as national historic landmark" (January 11, 2017) http://www.kusi.com/story/34239888/chicano-park-recognized-as-national-historic-landmark

Chicano Park Enhancements (Urban Corps)

"Barrio Logan's Chicano Park Gets a $1M Makeover" (Nov 6, 2015) http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/jan/13/chicano-park-murals-get-facelift/

"Recreational Improvements to Chicano Park Completed" by Brent E. Beltran (Oct 28, 2015) http://sandiegofreepress.org/2015/10/recreational-improvements-to-chicano-park-completed/

"Chicano Park gets a makeover" by Dan Plante (Nov. 5, 2015) http://www.kusi.com/story/34239888/chicano-park-recognized-as-national-historic-landmark

Mural Restoration Project (2011-2012)

"Chicano Park and Its Wondrous Murals by Martin D. Rosen" Save Our Heritage Organisation, Volume 42, 2011, p. 26-31. 

"A Place to Celebrate Chicano Civil Rights"  Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, 2014.

"Mujeres Muralistas: Chicano Park Female Artists" by Rita Sanchez (La Prensa-San Diego, June 29, 2012)  La Prensa--San Diego

"Chicano and Chicana Muralists Recognized for Historic Preservation of San Diego's Cultural Landscape" (La Prensa-San Diego, June1, 2012)

"Through Our Blood Historic Restoration of Chicano Park Murals Begins" (part 1) by Gail Perez (La Prensa-San Diego, July 8, 2011)

"Revitalization not Restoration: A People's Art" (part 2) by Gail Perez and David Avalos (La Prensa-San Diego, July 15, 2011)

"Undocumented Worker" Photos by David Avalos (La Prensa-San Diego, August 5, 2011)

"Chicano Park Takeover" Photo and article by David Avalos (La Prensa-San Diego, August 26, 2011)

"Niños del Mundo Alive and Well in Chicano Park" by David Avalos (La Prensa-San Diego, September 9, 2011)

"Chicano Park Artists Recapture the Fiery Glory of Vidal M. Aguirre's 1980 Aztec Archer" Photo and story by David Avalos (La Prensa-San Diego, September 16, 2011)

"Varrio Logan: Final Mural Revitalized in Chicano Park Restoration Project, Phase 1" by David Avalos (La Prensa-San Diego, September 23, 2011)

"Artists Restore Chicano Park Murals, Symbol of '70s Political Struggle" by Patricia Leigh Brown (California Watch, Center for Investigative Reporting ['California Lost'] November 23, 2011) 

'"Touching Up a Revolution in Chicano Park" by Kelly Bennett and Sam Hodgson (Voice of San Diego article and video): http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/credentialed/article_90e2a38e-3a60-11e1-ab0f-0019bb2963f4.html

Mario Chacon's presentation, "Add New Color to History at Meeting of the Minds event, February 1, 2012 (video) http://www.voiceofsandiego.org/arts/article_1069cccc-51ef-11e1-9dfb-0019bb2963f4.html

"Chicano Park Murals Get Facelift" by Angela Carone (Jan 13, 2012) http://www.kpbs.org/news/2012/jan/13/chicano-park-murals-get-facelift/

Leslie Lopez, KUSI, June 19, 2012 video on the murals history and restoration (although please note the mural restoration project has not yet been completed): http://www.kusi.com/video?clipId=7414281&autostart=true

"Restoring the Colorful History of Chicano Park: Original muralists come back to help restore nearly 40-year-old murals in Barrio Logan."by Kyle Lundberg (June 15, 2012, updated in July 2012 to reflect correct name 'Toltecas en Aztlan' for artists collective) http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/jun/15/restoring-history/

Photo gallery of muralists: http://www.utsandiego.com/photos/galleries/2012/jun/14/chicano-park-murals-restored/#/0

Photo gallery of Guillermo Rosette restoring mural (Jan. 26, 2012): http://crpbayarea.org/2012/10/25/chicano-park-and-the-transformative-power-of-murals/

http://www.nbcsandiego.com/video/#!/news/local/Chicano-Park-Murals-Revamped/136793523

"San Diego Proud: Chicano Park Revitalized' by Susana Franco & Issac Cadriel (video, Feb 8, 2012) http://www.sandiego6.com/news/galleries/San-Diego-Proud-Chiacno-Park-Revitalized-138934189.html

Todd Stands Interview: Documenting the Chicano Park Mural Restoration by Perry Vasquez (Jan 2012) http://agitpropspace.org/2012/01/todd-stands-interview-documenting-the-chicano-park-mural-restoration/ 

"Artists Restore Chicano Park Murals" by Patricia Leigh Brown (Nov. 23, 2011) http://californiawatch.org/dailyreport/artists-restore-chicano-park-murals-symbols-70s-political-struggle-13699

"Power of La Raza Returns to Chicano Park" by Paola Gonzalez  (Feb 28, 2012) http://www.theswcsun.com/2012/02/28/power-of-la-raza-returns-to-chicano-park/

"Chicano Park Murals Receive a Freshing Up" by Andrea Aliseda  (Mar 7, 2012) http://www.theswcsun.com/2011/11/07/chicano-park-murals-receive-a-freshening-up/

Go-Pro head cam on Bees-gacrew as he works on mural restoration by Flavored Layers/Dave Gutierrez http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vcr2foGzJRU&feature=youtu.be

The Media Arts Center teaches youth how to record and edit entire news stories using project iPhones. Mobile Stories (www.mobilestories.org) includes an interview with Felipe Adame and Glory Galindo Sanchez as well as images of the 'Aztec Archer' mural. The edited version is available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lz3bhh-Ozjo&feature=youtu.be (2 min., 14 sec.). The unedited version (9 min., 8 sec.) is at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OJYu8baYJzg&feature=related

The Lights Turn On In Chicano Park Vanessa Herrera reports for NBC San Diego, August 31, 2014.

Murals of Chicano Park by Walter Otto Koenig.

The History of a People on Pillars, Chicano Park Murals Restored by Amanda Quintana, JMS Reports, 5/7/14.

Chicano Park: "We Fought a Lot of Battles to Get It Where It Is Today" by Pablo J. Sainz, La Prensa-San Diego, 4/11/14.

Chicano Park: "Hemos Luchado Muchas Batallas Para Llegar a Donde Esta Hoy" by Pablo J. Sainz, La Prensa-San Diego, 4/11/14.

44 Aniversario de Chicano Park by Phill Soto, La Voz Arizona, 3/26/14.

Chicano Park Steering Committee Takes a Bow from SOHO by Mark R. Day, La Prensa-San Diego, 6/28/13.

Barrio Logan's Chicano Park, Our National Treasure by Brent E. Beltran, San Diego Free Press, 3/20/13.

National Register of Historic Places, Chicano Park, San Diego, CA National Park Service, U.S. Dept of the Interior, Jan 2013.

Chicano Park and the Transformative Power of Murals
CRP-Community Rejuvenation Project (Oakland, CA) 10/25/2012

A Cactus Speaks of Persistence : Thoughts about the Restoration of the Murals at Chicano Park.by Ernie McCray, San Diego Free Press, 9/8/12.

Original Artists Work to Restore Chicano Park Murals by Bill Manson, San Diego Reader, July 4, 2012

Chicano Park and the Chicano Park Murals: A National Register Nomination by Josie S. Talamantez (Spring 2011)

Chicano Park Celebrates Its Status as a National Historic Monument by John M. Egers (Huffington Post, April 16, 2012)

Resisting, Reclaiming and Asserting Democracy: The Case of Chicano Park by Tarecz Amer, Ph.D. Candidate, Geography Graduate Group, Univ. of Calif, Davis). Uploaded Nov 13, 2011

Chicano Park. Bürgerinitiative, Graffiti-Kunst und Traumaverarbeitung by Michael S. Falser (in German) April 2007

Mural is Truly Sign of the Times: Decades-old text opposes junkyards, not Yankees
San Diego Union-Tribune 04/16/07

Chicano Park renovationists allowed use of term 'Aztlán'
San Diego Union-Tribune 03/05/03

A park's future hangs on word: Caltrans says word Aztlán is 'militant' and using it could violate federal rules
San Diego Union-Tribune 02/28/03

A turning point: the conception and realization of Chicano Park by Kevin Delgado. Journal of San Diego History, San Diego Historical Society Quarterly,Vol. 44, No. 1 


Chicano Park Info:

Map of Chicano Park mural names, artists, and dates.
What is the Chicano Park Steering Committee?
The Battle of Chicano Park: A Brief History of the Takeover

Press on Chicano Park

Video of Chicano Park Takeover, 1970 (courtesy of Sonia Lopez and SDSU Spec Collections)