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To protect Baltimore's parks, look to New York

To protect Baltimore's parks, look to New York

Baltimore’s park system is truly one of our city’s great assets. With over 6,000 acres of land spread over 262 parks, Baltimore boasts one of the largest urban park networks in the country. The many public pools, sports facilities, dog parks, pavilions and hiking trails that the city Department of Recreation and Parks oversees are a major part of what makes Baltimore a great place to live.

But those parks don’t come cheaply; as it is the city is barely able to keep up with maintenance. Go to any park in Baltimore, and you can see city property in visible disrepair of some degree,...