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Covina, California: Giant Olmec Head

7-ton head of an Olmec, a Mesoamerica civilization known for sculpting giant heads, is a relatively new fixture in Jalapa Park. The head was donated in 1989 by the former sister city of Jalapa, Mexico. The Olmec sat in front of the Covina police HQ for 20 years.

Jalapa Park

E. HOlt Ave., Covina, CA
I-10 exit 38B north onto Holt Ave. Park is on left.
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Olmec head.

Giant Olmec Head

There's a short hiking trail next to the statues.

[Angel C, 05/15/2015]

Olmec Head.

Giant Olmec Head

At in intersection of Holt and Garvey. Part of a local park. About 6 feet tall.

[Andrea Jarvis, 09/02/2013]

Donated to Covina by a generous city in Mexico, the 14,000 lb. head is a replica of the kind carved by the ancient Olmec people (of Mexico). Several similar Olmec heads have been gifted to US cities such as Austin, TX.

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