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Some news from around…..

  • More on Mrs. Obama’s fitness plan. (Washington Post)
  • Plans for two new parks in Seattle. (DJC)
  • New York City parks facing cuts, staffing cutbacks. (Gothamist)
  • Cincinnati’s Fountain Square Ice Rink saw record attendance this past winter season with more than 49,000 skaters taking advantage of the city’s downtown signature space. (Urban Cincy)
  • Learn more about HUD’s Sustainable Communities Planning Grant program. HUD is seeking comments and conducting a listening tour. Find out more here (pdf). How could parks and the public realm play a role in shaping sustainable communities?

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