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Name the Parks

We are fortunate to have two newly refurbished parks in Frankford with the completion of Hedge Street Park in July (Hedge and Orthodox Sts.) and Wilmot Park (Meadow and Mulberry Sts.) in 2013.

Those projects were grass roots efforts by Frankford residents with a vision and through the hard work of many, including Kim Washington, Jason Dawkins and the Frankford Parks Group (Tony Smith, President). Thanks to Councilwoman Maria Quiñones-Sánchez for finding the funding to make them happen.

Now that residents can take real pride in these parks, there is an opportunity to give them official names with a dedication by the city and all the hoopla that entails. The community should have a say in giving them official names and this is your opportunity.

Should we keep the names as they are now? Should they be named for someone in the community, past or present? Should they be named for something else? It’s up to you. Make your recommendations as a comment to this post below or if you like email to

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