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Two new Danbury parks in planning stages

By Mayor Mark Boughton

One of the most important measurements of a strong community is the quality of life the residents enjoy. Quality of life can mean many things to many people. It could mean a low crime rate, low taxes, recreational opportunities, quality schools or it could mean a combination of all four.

While things like crime rates and quality schools are critical in determining a community’s quality of life, recreational opportunities are also important.

Over the last several years, we have worked hard in Danbury to improve our parks system and recreational opportunities for our residents. We have completed the Ives Trail, added new open space and added new artificial fields. This year, we are in the planning stages for two new additions to our parks system.

For several years, our young people have been asking for a skateboard park. To that end, I have asked our engineering department to design a skate park for a city-owned parcel of land located near the old

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