Washington, DC: Sonny Bono Memorial ParkA diminutive memorial park created by a fan of the late entertainer and Congressman.
- New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, DC
- Northwest side of midtown. Just south of Dupont Circle, at the intersection of New Hampshire Ave. NW, 20th Street NW, and O Street NW.
Visitor Tips and News About Sonny Bono Memorial 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.
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]