. . . shared a moment in Sonny Bono Park. If it seems as though all roads lead to this grassy oasis in Northwest Washington, that's not so remarkable. The triangular plot is just one of the District's many traffic island tracts, but this one is dressed up with greenery, small benches and a round bronze plaque that bears an unfortunate resemblance to a manhole cover. Adopted from the D.C. Parks Department by a developer who befriended Bono during his stint in Congress, the park was reshaped after his death in a skiing accident in 1998. It's now a pleasant spot for reflection.
Liz Dahan, 23, of the District reads in Sonny Bono Park on a warm fall day.
(Sarah L. Voisin -- The Washington Post)
Sonny Bono Park
The park is on a triangular plot bounded by New Hampshire Avenue and 20th and O streets NW.
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