Friendship Park Reopens

Friendship Park was originally inaugurated in 1971 by First Lady Pat Nixon. It closed in 2009 after border security measures got tighter and more wall infrastructure was built.

“The first lady stretched her hand through the barbed wire fence separating the two countries and greeted Mexican residents, a symbolic gesture signaling that one day families would be able to embrace each other without a fence.”

It closed in 2009 after border security measures got tighter and more wall infrastructure was built.

Read more about the friendship park here.

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Posted on October 9, 2012, in Article. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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