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Some News from Around…

  • A partnership of agencies in Minneapolis are pushing for a greener downtown, highlighted by the Gateway, a project that would create a center-city park and a connection to the Mississippi River. (Star Tribune)
  • Dog parks have been exploding in popularity over the past several years, but a dog park planned for Hudson River Park in New York sets a new standard, with amenities such as a canine-operated water feature. (DNAinfo.com)
  • Los Angeles unveiled plans to build 50 new pocket parks throughout the city. Ten of the new parks will be on the lots of foreclosed homes, a product of a partnership with the city’s Housing Department. (Los Angeles Daily News)
  • Approved by voters in a 1998 bond election, Austin’s Butler Park, meant to be the city’s own Central Park, is finally headed towards completion. There is, however, continuing debate about how to fund the final phase of the project. (Austin American-Statesman)

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