Washington, DC: Sonny Bono Memorial Park

A diminutive memorial park created by a fan of the late entertainer and Congressman.
Address:
New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC
Directions:
Northwest side of midtown. Just south of Dupont Circle, at the intersection of New Hampshire Ave. NW, 20th Street NW, and O Street NW.
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Sonny Bono Park plaque. Sonny Bono Park

We stumbled across this park (well not really - we found out about it on RSA), but we didn't realize it was right under our noses when we got there. It IS a small park, but it's not as peaceful of a sanctuary as the previous submitter has led you to believe. It's in the middle of a fork of sorts right off Dupont Circle.

The plaque at the entrance of this "park" reveals a fitting tribute to the late music star.

[Nat Balsley, 07/29/2008]

The park was the vision of developer Geary Simon, a friend of Bono's, who spent $55,000 of his own money to create it.

Sonny Bono Park. Sonny Bono Memorial Park

And the beat goes on... pause and reflect on the life and achievements of everybody's favorite pop star and Congressman in a pleasant and tiny (read: more than three would be a crowd in this park) park created by a Sonny Bono admirer. A little-known refuge from the crowded streets.

[Atienza, 12/16/2003]

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