In the 70s and 80s before it was taken over, I lived just across the street from here. Back then, this place had a true Chicano flavor. There was a real Chicano culture here and it was displayed in Aztec/Mayan murals, Chicano/brown pride displays, traditional dance classes, other dances, puppet theatres, and a beautiful lowrider mural along the span of the western wall of the park. The local homies used to love this park and it was peaceful. Homies learned to breakdance and design low-rider bikes. arts and play sports there. There was occasional fist fighting by the local homes and that was fair.