Pulling Double Duty

As budgets get tighter and available funds slow to a trickle, many parks departments are looking for ways to use existing space and facilities for more than one purpose. The city of Barrington, Ill., took a basketball court and doubled it as an ice rink during the winter months after a city project threatened to swallow the parking lot where the rink was previously constructed. “We looked at using a basketball court, but we were afraid of the residue,” says …


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