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Some news from around…

  • Civil disobedience becomes a central strategy in the struggle to build more off-leash dog parks in Baltimore (The Baltimore Sun)
  • And speaking of dog parks, Cambridge, Mass. is proud to have the first ever “Park Spark,” two 500-gallon tanks that convert dog waste into methane gas, which is used to light a street lamp (CBS News)
  • San Francisco gives its parks their highest grades ever, as the Park Standards Annual Report demonstrates city-wide improvements for five years running (The San Francisco Examiner)
  • Friends of Dallas parks meet for the first “Love Your Parks” summit, focused on finding ways to stimulate funding and protect the park system’s budget from the vagaries of the economy (The Dallas Morning News)
  • Neighbors of St. Paul’s bustling Como Park are considering solutions to an overabundance of cars, including new parking ramps, bike trails, and a park-and-ride service (Twin Cities Pioneer Press)
  • Four finalists have been selected in the design competition for Minneapolis’ riverfront park, which will ultimately transform 5.5 miles of Mississippi River shoreline north of downtown (Minnesota Public Radio News)

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