Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Mayor Gray breaks ground on Chuck Brown Memorial Park Aug. 22

One of the stops Mayor Gray will make August 22 is the Noon - 1:00 pm groundbreaking ceremony for Chuck Brown Memorial Park (at Langdon Park, 2901 20th St NE ).   In addition to breaking ground, the event will feature the unveiling of the renovation designs for the the portion of Langdon Park that will honor Brown.   According to the release,
Last year, the Mayor designated August 22 – which was the late musician’s birthday – as "Chuck Brown Day" in the District. Earlier this year, the Mayor signed the Chuck Brown Park Designation Act of 2012 to name a park in honor of the man known as "The Godfather of Go-Go," and a section of Langdon Park was chosen for the tribute. The design includes a memorial wall encircling a new public plaza as well as outdoor toy drums that will link the memorial to an existing playground. The plaza can be used for entertainment, with surrounding grass for sitting or dancing. Other renovations to be made to the surrounding park include new benches, trash receptacles, more lighting and enhancements to the dog park. Renovations and improvements to the park and the adjacent Langdon Park Community Center have been ongoing since 2005.

The mayor's schedule is online and updated at midnight for the following day.

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