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Hawaii's parks need attention


POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jun 07, 2014

~~<p>Mention a great American city and a great park springs to mind: San Diego and Balboa Park, Chicago and Millennium Park, New York City and Central Park, and the granddaddy of them all, Boston and Boston Common, the anchor of the &quot;Emerald Necklace&quot; that winds through diverse neighborhoods of that Massachusetts city.</p>
<p>Honolulu has some wonderful open spaces, too, but as a ranking of urban U.S. park systems makes clear, setting aside land for parks is not enough. The necessary resources to keep those outdoor areas accessible, inviting and safe must follow.</p>
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Mention a great American city and a great park springs to mind: San Diego and Balboa Park, Chicago and Millennium Park, New York City and Central Park, and the granddaddy of them all, Boston and Boston Common, the anchor of the "Emerald Necklace" that winds through diverse neighborhoods of that Massachusetts city.

Honolulu has some wonderful open spaces, too, but as a ranking of urban U.S. park systems makes clear, setting aside land for parks is not enough. The necessary resources to keep those outdoor areas accessible, inviting and safe must follow. Login for more...



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