WASHINGTON (WUSA) -- Mayor Vincent Gray has submitted a bill to name a park in DC after late Go-Go Music legend Chuck Brown.
According to the mayor's office, the "Chuck Brown Park Designation Act of 2012" would designate the western portion of Langdon Park, between 18th and 20th Streets NE in Ward 5 as "Chuck Brown Park." The bill would need approval from the DC Council.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Mayor said: "Chuck Brown, Go-Go music and the District of Columbia are inextricably linked to each other, and it's appropriate that the 'Godfather of Go-Go' should be honored by the city that embraced him and his music ... I promised at his memorial service that we would name a park in his honor, and that it would symbolize Chuck - a place where there is action, people, traffic; the sounds of a city. A park where chuck's music can be played and where people can enjoy themselves - as they always did while listening to Chuck Brown perform."