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Some news from around…

Some news in parks from the week:

  • County donates $1 million for Detroit river walk improvements (Detroit News)
  • Will soccer fields make this Minneapolis park safer or unsafer? (TC Daily Planet)
  • Atlanta lays off 97 workers; parks take brunt (Atl Journal Constitution)
  • David Brooks: Federal investment should focus on creating town centers. (NY Times)

3 Responses

  1. That’s unfortunate to hear about the Atlanta parks.

  2. Atlanta was planning a huge mulit modal park/rail system. I hope it hasn’t been put on hold.

  3. ^The system you’re referring to is the Beltline project – http://www.beltline.org/ – and I don’t believe that is necessarily tied to City’s financial well being. The City of Atlanta is experiencing a number of events outside of the economic troubles nation-wide that are hurting its budget. And unfortunately parks/rec departments are often the first to get cut. The Beltline is relying on other funding sources not related to the City’s budget I believe.

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