This public park takes inspiration from Cesar Estrada Chavez, a 20th century labor activist and human rights leader who championed the rights of farm workers. The park is enriched by the sculpture titled “Musical Steles”, a donation by the recognized stone sculptor Jesus Bautista Moroles. The three musical basalt columns were fabricated right in South Park. Students from neighborhood Concord Elementary School participated in the project by learning about modern art and Cesar Chavez, and created a painting that is posted at the park.
The park also honors Chavez’s influence in Washington. His visits to Seattle and other parts of the state inspired local laborers, students, and activists to speak up for a better, more just world. The park named in his honor will hopefully witness more community building and keep his vision in sight.