Monday, September 17, 2007

Green Season: Beverly Union Park

Originally uploaded by CD-13
The Green Season continued this weekend in Historic Filipinotown, where I was joined again by the Neighborhood Land Trust to welcome CD13’s 19th new park in the last six years, Beverly Union Park (the name "Unidad Park" has been proposed).

Partnering with the Anna Bing Living Trust, a foundation committed to expanding recreational space in the city, the new park features a playground, landscaping, a BBQ pit and a community garden that neighbors of all ages can enjoy.

Perhaps the park’s most distinctive feature is the “Gintong Kasaysayan, Gintong Pamana” (“A Glorious History, A Golden Legacy) mural, painted by Eliseo Silva. The largest Filipino American mural in the country, it serves as a major landmark to the Filipino-American experience. Unidad Park is a space for the diverse communities of CD13 to share; it's a space that is also shared with history.