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As funding runs out, residents reimagine their parks

Parks throughout Los Angeles County have relied on local, voter-approved funding for over 20 years, but those green spaces are currently in a financial rut. Experts have pointed out the benefit of increased park space for community health — especially for younger residents in these areas. Long Beach locals firmly back funding for maintenance of safe, accessible parks. “It’s not that I don’t feel safe, it’s just not as safe as I would like it to be. I would like if the park could be cleaned up more often and improve the ground at the skate park.” Read more in a story from Voicewaves.


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This entry was posted on May 27, 2016 by in Print, Voicewaves and tagged , , , .

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