Sarah McKenzie

Elliot Park's money not enough to keep rec center open

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Minneapolis Park and Recreation officials rejected a $2,000 donation from Elliot Park Neighborhood, Inc. (EPNI) earlier this month to keep the neighborhood's recreation center open Aug. 16-29.

This is the second year park officials have shuttered the city's 49 recreation centers for the last two weeks of summer as a cost-saving measure. Park wading pools remain open and several outdoor activities continue as planned.

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