Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Letters

Magazine article Parks & Recreation

Letters

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We hope the articles you read in Parks & Recreation are thought-provoking and engaging, and we want to hear your opinions on what you read in these pages. Through social media posts, website comments, emails to staff or posts on Connect, let us know how the magazine's articles apply to your job and your agency. To submit feed back for this section directly, email Associate Editor Samantha Bartram at sbartram@nrpa.org.

Your August 2014 article "Equity in the Big Apple" (www. parks andrecreation. org/2 014/August/Equity-in-the-Big-Apple) covered an issue of vital importance to us at New York City Parks. And while we thought the article was comprehensive and fair, we thought the photo accompanying it was neither accurate nor fair. The photo of Morningside Park in Manhattan that was published showed the park with litter in a picnic area with no context. When was the photo taken? What event had just happened there? How soon after that photo was taken was the fitter cleaned and the park restored to the state it is in each time I get to visit this jewel of park design from [Frederick Law] Olmsted and [Calvert] Vaux?

This snapshot purports to make a case that this park is in dire need of adequate maintenance and funding. …

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