A Brief History of César Chávez Park

The Park of a Legacy

Take a sunny, neighborhood stroll to Cesar Chavez Park and you’ll get a pulse of the characters and community that make up Tennyson. Parents supervising a handful of little ones as they swing from the brightly colored monkey bars, dogs and their owners out on a walk to stretch their legs, along with lunchtime cohorts enjoying a picnic table bite and some fresh air. The history and charm of the namesake park is real. But how did it come about?

Read on to discover the neighborhood connection to Cesar Chavez and the Tennyson park that takes his name.