Posts Tagged ‘Langdon Park’

In Band and in Park, Chuck Brown’s Legacy Lives On

It's been a year since Chuck Brown Memorial Park opened. Has it won over its neighbors?

What Went Wrong With the Planned Chuck Brown Memorial?

Langdon Park sits in a residential area in the eastern portion of Ward 5, just south of Rhode Island Avenue NE. Bordered by single-family homes, the vast, barbell-shaped green space is punctuated here and there by a playground, tennis courts, a pool, and a dog park. It’s a placid amenity in one of D.C.’s sleepier [...]

Planned Chuck Brown Amphitheater Scales Back

Saturday morning, Cleveland Park design firm Marshall Moya and the District's Department of General Services unveiled changes to the planned Chuck Brown memorial and amphitheater in Ward 5. The changes were announced at a community meeting at the Washington Center for the Aging.
New renderings show that the design firm has rethought a few aspects of [...]

Gray Asks Council to Designate Chuck Brown Park

Just like he said he would, Mayor Vince Gray has asked the D.C. Council to name a park in the District after Chuck Brown, who died May 16. The Chuck Brown Park Designation Act of 2012 would name the western portion of Langdon Park—between 18th and 20th Streets NE—after the Godfather of Go-Go. “It’ll be a [...]