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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."

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.

Full Story: Parks get new life in urban centers

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