Photo: Tim Evanson
One of DC’s busiest parks is about to get a makeover. It’s a long overdue welcome for patrons of downtown’s Franklin Park.
First imagined as a park in the 1800s, the last major improvements to the park were made in the 1930s. At that time, crews added in new trees, an oval fountain, a circulation system and a flagstone plaza.
Flash forward to the mid 1970s and the park received some renovations, but not enough to drastically alter the park’s appearance. That’s why Franklin Park looks much the same today as it did many decades ago.
An $18 million renovation project aims to change that by bringing new life to the park. The city-funded project is expected to take about a year to complete, meaning most of the work should be…