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Funding Public Parks Could Save Lives

Time Magazine – December 29, 2011
By Lawrence J. Cohen, Anthony T. DeBenedet, M.D.

Funding Public Parks Could Save Lives This has been a bad year for state and local parks. If you’ve come across park gates that are chained shut or playgrounds that are rusting, as we have, then you know this firsthand. Budget crises have forced states to not only drastically cut park funding but consider unprecedented closures as well. The impact, as Deena Loyola, the communications coordinator for Utah’s Parks and Recreation Department, said earlier this year, is that parks (and the public) suffer because of “reduced hours, facilities that are less clean and fewer law enforcement rangers.” California, with over 60 of its 278 state parks…
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