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Friday Question of the Day – What is Your Opinion of Franklin Square Park?

by Prince Of Petworth June 16, 2011 at 10:22 pm 74 Comments

A couple of folks have mentioned this in passing on previous posts but we’ve never addressed it directly. Basically, it is my understanding, that there used to be a lot of homeless in the McPherson Square park before it got fixed up. Today, in the nearby Franklin Square (14th and K St, NW) there are a lot of homeless people in the park. Others have mentioned that parks are for all people including the homeless. So I’m just curious what people think about Franklin Square nowadays? I know office workers used to eat lunch here all the time in the nice weather – does that still happen? Has the large number of homeless people in the park changed how often you visit it? Does the city need to step in with a more aggressive outreach program?

So for the Friday Question of the Day – what is your opinion of Franklin Square park? Can/should anything be done to improve its appeal?

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