Rebuilding an Atlanta Park

The National Recreation and Parks Association is on a mission to fix up neglected parks around the country. Atlanta and D.C. are the first to benefit from their new program, "Parks Build Community."
June 6, 2011, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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Larry Copland of USA Today looks at NRPA's plans to revitalize Selena S. Butler Park in Atlanta, which had fallen into disuse after a local housing project was demolished:

"In 2008, a tornado further devastated the park. It was closed and soon became a hangout for prostitutes and drug users.

Soon, though, Butler Park may shine again."

The NRPA is putting $1.5m into the park, which is now surrounded by new housing but is still suffering from neglect.

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Published on Monday, June 6, 2011 in USA Today
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