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City of Hartford Signs On To National Park Principles

Mayor Segarra Reaffirms Support for Local Parks & National Park Status for Coltsville

(April 30, 2012) --- Today Mayor Pedro E. Segarra announced that the City of Hartford has joined with more than 250 other organizations in support of the National Park Principles,
including the National Parks Conservation Association, the National Park Foundation and the City Parks Alliance, which were released after the America’s Summit on National Parks this past January in Washington, D.C.
The principles include:
1. Keep America’s Promise to Our Children;
2. Protect and Cherish Our Heritage;
3. Promote Powerful Partnerships;
4. Evolve with a Changing America;
5. Enhancing our Quality of Life; and
6. Deliver Lasting Memories.
“I truly believe that the Capital City Parks System is an extraordinary asset for Hartford. With almost 2,000 acres of park land, it only makes sense to continue our investment in rehabilitating our long neglected parks. Last year we committed over $5 million dollars in repairs and improvements and this year’s Capital Improvement Plan includes an additional $2 million dollars for similar efforts. As we continue to work with our major partners, including Congressman John Larson and the State of Connecticut, in having Coltsville designated as a national park, it is wholly appropriate for the City of Hartford to join in support of this worthy effort,” said Mayor Segarra.
In conjunction with the announcement, Mayor Segarra highlighted the recent Hartford Parks Recreation Guide 2012 insert in the Hartford News, which details many of the summer recreational opportunities for Hartford residents, and the pending release of the Recreation History Guide from the Department of Families, Children, Youth & Recreation.
For more information on the Hartford Parks Recreation Guide 2012, please visit
For more information on the National Park Principles or the America’s Summit on National Parks, please visit http://www.2016parksummit.org/.

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