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Some news from around…

  • The Central Park Conservancy just completed the final phase of the massive overhaul of Central Park that began with the Conservancy’s formation in 1980. Now they’re turning to maintenance and work on trail and drainage improvements. (The New York Times)
  • Georgetown Waterfront Park, a previously barren stretch of land beneath D.C.’s Whitehurst Freeway, opened last week, forming the final link in a stretch of greenways extending along the Potomac River from D.C. to Cumberland, MD and Mount Vernon, VA. (WTOP.com)
  • The success of the High Line has sparked a movement, with many other cities searching for their own reusable elevated  corridors. Meanwhile, a new plan to create a subterranean linear park in New York City has generated a lot of excitment. (The L Magazine)
  • Scores of  cities are considering banning smoking in public parks out of concern for public health. But with the outbreak of wildfires across Texas this summer, Houston has another reason to crack down on smokers in city parks. (My Fox Houston)

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