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Canal Park Groundbreaking Ceremony
August 31, 2010
Mayor Fenty, Tommy Wells, and associated bigwigs assembled to break ground at Canal Park
, scheduled to open in the fall of 2011.
Waiting for the ceremony to get underway at Second and M Streets, SE.
Early arrivals huddling in the shade.
Mayor Fenty, Christopher Smith of W.C. Smith (who has been instrumental in getting Canal Park built), and Ward 6 council member Tommy Wells.
Mayor Fenty tells the crowd about the $20 million the city has spent on parks during the past few years (also mentioning Diamond Teague Park
and the soon-to-open Yards Park
Chris Vanarsdale of the Canal Park Development Association, Steven Segal of the Deputy Mayor's office, Deputy Mayor Valerie Santos, and Chris Smith.
A big crowd was on hand for the festivities.
Tommy Wells talks up how great Canal Park will be, with its many amenities, including an ice-skating rink, which sounded very good on such a hot day.
Chris Vanarsdale, who has guided the development of the park for the past few years, addresses the crowd.
Chris Smith and Mayor Fenty having a chat.
Mayor Fenty and Tommy Wells prepare to unveil the new sign at Second and M.
The bigwigs pose with the sign.
Time to break the ground.