Former Raleigh Mayor Isabella Cannon was the first woman to be elected mayor of a capitol city in the United States in 1977. On Monday, a 3.5 acre park located in her former neighborhood in west Raleigh, was renamed in her honor.
The former Gardner Street neighborhood Park has been redesigned and upgraded to now include a climbing boulder, new playground equipment, a walkway system and an event pavilion.
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City officials cut the ribbon for the new part.