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Re-Introducing: Sonny Bono Park

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Yes, of course there is a park here in the District dedicated to Sonny Bono! Sonny Bono Park might not be the smallest park in D.C. but it's certainly on smaller end of the green space scale. It might also be the most expensive per square foot. After the entertainer/politician's death in 1998, his friend, developer Geary Simon bought the little 800 square foot triangle that sits between O Street, New Hampshire Avenue and 20th Street NW for $25,000. Some of that $25,000 went into installing a sprinkler system and planting grass and a tree. However, there's also a plaque dedicating the park to Bono and a time capsule with a few of Bono's belongings. That vault, which includes his Congressional cufflinks and sheet music for Sonny & Cher hit, "The Beat Goes On" may have been removed during the construction on New Hampshire Avenue NW.
· These odd monuments give a quirky history lesson [LA Times]
· Sonny Bono Memorial Park [Wikipedia]
· Dear PoPville – Time Capsule Removed from Sonny Bono Memorial Park? [PoPville]
· All Hidden Memorials [CDC]