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Parks departments face cuts, even as people have headed outdoors during COVID-19

Oct 26, 2020
Intensive use can take a toll on green spaces, and parks need to be maintained to keep from deteriorating.
A two-person crew sprays down the playground at McIntosh Park in Dayton, Ohio. The city expects to spend $60,000 this year just on sanitizing playground equipment.
Leila Goldstein

"Parks and Rec" co-creator Michael Schur on recreating Pawnee from home

Apr 29, 2020
While much of television production has been postponed, showrunner Mike Schur got the original cast of Parks and Recreation together for a remote episode.
Michael Schur with Amy Poehler, Rashida Jones and the rest of the "Parks and Recreation" cast in 2019.
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