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The 5 Coolest New Parks and Public Spaces In the U.S.

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    geoyui
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    Gizomodo showing some love to Columbus and Cincy. BTW, real nice pic of the Commons.

    The 5 Coolest New Parks and Public Spaces In the U.S.

    In a plan to develop its downtown, Columbus ended up getting two parks: Columbus Commons replaced a former mall and Scioto Mile narrowed a nearby street and improved a waterfront park that was already there. Now almost 18 acres of park include gardens, trails, cafes, a carousel, and a performing arts center with a massive—15,000-square-foot!—interactive water feature.

    When this former cemetery was first turned into a park (the remains were interred elsewhere), the site suffered from so much neglect that it became a harbor for illegal activity. This makeover of the 8-acre site provided a much-needed boost to its identity by partnering with a local development corporation to improve the surrounding neighborhoods as well. Now there’s a great lawn, water feature, playground, and dog park.

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    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    Nice!

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