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Some News from Around…

  • St. Louis has passed two bond measures for city parks totaling $64 million, along with a commitment of another $280 million in private matching funds. The repair and renovation of city parks is expected to create 580 construction jobs and generate $1 million in sales and income tax for the city. (The St. Louis American)
  • The Los Angeles Times documents an unfortunate miscommunication between city departments that resulted in a nearly-finished and highly anticipated new park being bulldozed and turned into a school. (Los Angeles Times)
  • The success of the High Line has rekindled hopes of turning a 3.5-mile section of unused city-owned railway tracks in Queens into an elevated trail. (ABC Local)
  • A utilities company will pay for the remediation of four highly contaminated acres alongside Washington, D.C.’s Anacostia River, a significant step in the ongoing work to transform the riverfront into an urban park and trail system. (The Washington Post)

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