Will There Be A “Chuck Brown Park” In DC?!
According to reports, that might happen!!
After the passing of Go-Go Music Legend Chuck Brown, Mayor Vincent Grey plans to have a park in Washington D.C. renamed in his honor.
Reports from the mayor’s office,says that they are planning on having “Chuck Brown Park Designation Act of 2012” which would reconstruct the western portion of Langdon Park, between 18th and 20th Street NE in Ward 5 as “Chuck Brown Park”. This park is still a work in progress and awaiting for bill approval from the DC Council to be passed.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Mayor said:
“Chuck Brown, Go-Go music and the District of Columbia are inextricably linked to each other, and it’s appropriate that the ‘Godfather of Go-Go’ should be honored by the city that embraced him and his music … I promised at his memorial service that we would name a park in his honor, and that it would symbolize Chuck – a place where there is action, people, traffic; the sounds of a city. A park where chuck’s music can be played and where people can enjoy themselves – as they always did while listening to Chuck Brown perform.”
We’ll keep you posted as this story develops…