It looks like Carter G. Woodson Park, planned for the triangle park at the corner of 9th and Q Streets, NW, may soon — finally — be becoming a reality.
The project is a tribute to the founder of Black History Month, Carter G. Woodson, whose is less than a block from the park. The park has been in some stage of planning since at least 2005, when the National Trust for Historic Preservation issued a seeking a sculptor to create the sculpture of Woodson that will be the park's centerpiece. There have been no improvements to the park since that time.
|Current condition of Carter G. Woodson Park, at |
(looking southeast from Rhode Island Avenue, NW) [click to enlarge]
|Carter G. Woodson Park Concept Plan (as of April 2008) [click to enlarge]|
|Proposed Carter G. Woodson Sculpture Design, as of 2009|
(via Convention Center Community Association ) [click to enlarge]