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Oct 8, 2021

When the COVID-19 pandemic confined us to our homes, people found refuge and community in the region's parks, trails, and open spaces. The significant increase in park users challenged planners to find creative solutions to expand the capacity of these spaces to allow for safe, socially-distanced recreation and to engage users around the new future of parks. In this episode, we hear from Lil Leatham from Dakota County, and Adam Arvidson and Daniel Elias from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board about the impact of COVID-19 on parks, how they addressed these challenges and opportunities, and how they plan to use what they have learned moving forward.