This was my local park growing up. It was”the park” to me and it is fascinating to time travel through memory to be here now. This handball court wall was here then though this mural was not. I have not yet found out about this artist though the mural is signed KML. I appreciate the words written under it by the artist:
“FINDING Santuario ~ IT’S JUST a WALK en el parque”
Finding Sanctuary ~ it’s just a walk in the park.
This monument was there long before I was. Those tiles were created by S&S, the historical Solon and Schemmel Tile Company of San Jose of the 20’s and 30’s that is now Stonelight Tile in San Jose. This monument at Backesto Park is the oldest public work using their tiles. Later famous works of theirs include the Hearst Castle.
An interesting read about the tile company is here: https://stonelighttile.com/handmade/