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Parks and Sustainability in Small Towns

Inherently, parks and recreational areas are sustainable. Other than keeping the grass to a manageable level, there is not a lot of maintenance. For the most part, parks tend to be a hands-off community amenity that require minimal maintenance… at least on the surface.

When one delves deeper into the real cost of having a city park, a lot of “hidden” costs begin to materialize. Obvious costs include things such as electric and water costs. Beyond that, there are both environmental and social costs.

Over the last few years, Springdale, Arkansas has been taking a new look at how they manage their parks…

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