The City and County of the San Francisco Recreation & Parks Department commissioned artist Carmen Lomas Garza in 2017 to create two site-specific artworks for the perimeter fence of IN CHAN KAAJAL Park (Yucatec Maya language meaning “My Little Town”). The California Condor and The Great Blue Heron are two cut steel panels that feature the birds with wings outstretched in actual size. The heron is depicted carrying a leafless branch, the building materials for its nest, and the California Condor with its wing span of 9 ½ feet flying high in the fog of San Francisco. The artworks speak to the natural habitat that surrounded Mission Creek, which once flowed near the park’s site.

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