On the US-Mexico border, where San Diego ends and Tijuana begins right next to the Pacific Ocean, there’s a place called Friendship Park. Opened over 50 years ago, it was intended to be a symbol of the bi-national community that stretches across the border. Friendship Park eventually became an unlikely place for poignant cross-border reunions.
But since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Friendship Park has been closed. And there’s a good chance it won’t reopen. Today we go into its history and future. Read the full transcript here.
Host: Gustave Arellano
Guests: Kate Morrissey, border reporter for the San Diego Union Tribune
Once a symbol of binational unity, Friendship Park could be closed forever to cross-border reunions
Wall in Friendship Park on the US-Mexico border
US side of a binational garden leveled at the Mexican border
https://www.latimes.com/podcasts/story/2022-08-03/the-times-podcast-friendship-park Podcast: A place of friendship at the border closes