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Some News From Around…

  • To hasten its ambitious goal of a county-wide network of parks, trails and greenways, Miami-Dade parks administrators are looking to purchase cheap, disused commercial strips, buildings or car lots, and install a park on them while setting aside a portion for future development. (The Miami Herald)
  • Glendale and Peoria, Arizona grapple with park ranger shortages and look for alternatives to monitor the parks, including increased police presence and resident volunteers. (The Republic)
  • Arlington, Texas prepares to open three parks in May, including Crystal Canyon Natural Area, a 39-acre site saved from development more than 15 years ago by a group of vocal residents. (Star-Telegram)
  • A public-private partnership between Boston’s Esplanade Association and the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation might be the key to implementing a vision for the Charles River Esplanade. (The Boston Globe)
  • Totaling nearly 4,000 acres, four interconnected parks, known collectively as the Parklands, would hug much of the northeastern and southern edge of the Louisville/Jefferson County line and include a variety of recreational areas and, hopefully, a major new civic realm in Louisville’s largely undifferentiated urban fringe. (The Atlantic Cities)

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