PARKSIDE—Franklin Park has been recognized as a “Frontline Park” by the City Parks Alliance (CPA).
CPA is a nonprofit urban park organization in Washington, D.C. Each month, it recognizes a park for excellence and for coping with today’s economic and political pressures.
The 527-acre historic park, part of the Emerald Necklace and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, was cited in part for its response to an attack on a woman in the park last year. More than 200 people paraded with flashlights in the park one night after the attack to demonstrate solidarity and public affection for the park.
“This recognition shines a light on the strength of building community support for our city parks,” said Christine Poff, executive director of the Franklin Park Coalition, in a press statement.
From press materials.