It was along this creek that the city was founded by generations of indigenous people and settlers before the waterway was neglected and became infamously known as ‘flash flood alley.’
The San Pedro Creek Culture Park is now an ongoing flood control and beautification project that also celebrates the city’s people and history through art.
Creek Lines, a stainless steel and polished aluminium sculpture at Plaza de Fundación celebrates the path of the creek while five murals and numerous ceramic tile works commissioned by local artists celebrate the city’s people and history.
Jo Lopez, son of migrant workers, based his mural around the bygone glamour of Alameda Theatre which looks down upon his work. Adriana Garcia’s mural depicts the moment of contact between the native Coalhuitecan inhabitants and the Spanish.