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The Washington Post: D.C. Mayor Bowser cuts ribbon on newly renovated Franklin Square

Sep 24, 2021


By Fredrick Kunkle

D.C. Mayor Muriel E. Bowser celebrated the renovation and reopening of Franklin Square on Friday, suggesting that the partnership between the District and National Park Service to overhaul the downtown square might be repeated at other urban parks throughout the city.

“In some ways, it’s a model for what we need to do in all eight wards of the District of Columbia,” Bowser said.

Under a blue sky, about 200 people attended the ribbon-cutting, including a group of schoolchildren who wasted little time testing out the new rustic-looking play area on its eastern side.

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