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Winston Lake is getting more parking spaces, a new picnic shelter and pier. Improvements continue at other Winston-Salem parks. | Politics

*Creating the walking path from the new shelter alongside the lake toward the dam and aquatic center. The path will be made of crushed stone.

*The “knoll,” a small hill that has a scenic view of the lake, will get new picnic tables and stairs to replace the eroding footpath that leads up the hill now.

The Winston-Salem City Council awarded the contract for the work over the summer, along with contracts for other park projects that are being paid for from the 2018 bonds:

*A brand-new “pocket park” will be built on Bethania-Rural Hill Road beside Fire Station 20. The park will be called Bethania Freedmen’s Park, in recognition of the Bethania Freedmen’s community that developed in the area after the Civil War.

The park will have fitness equipment, a restroom and plantings. The work includes site preparation and grading. Since the park is beside Station 20, the work

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Ames Parks And Recreation Commission Seeks Input On Capital Improvements Plan

September 15, 2020

The City of Ames Parks and Recreation Commission will host a public input session regarding development of its 2020-2025 Capital Improvements Plan (CIP). Residents are invited to provide feedback on projects currently in the plan and to share ideas about new projects for the Parks and Recreation Commission to consider. The input will take place during the Commission’s virtual meeting scheduled for 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 17.

The CIP is funded through a 1-percent local option sales tax. Parks and Recreation projects average approximately $850,000 per year. The Parks and Recreation portion of the 2020-2025 CIP can be viewed at www.amesparkrec.org

Some of the more significant projects currently in the plan are:

  • Transition two tennis courts to six pickle ball courts at Emma McCarthy Lee Park
  • Installation of accessible canoe/kayak launch at Ada Hayden Heritage Park
  • Installation of a restroom at Gateway Hills Park
  • Replacement of
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Rosa Parks’ home displayed in Italy as US race tensions rise



FILE - This Dec. 12, 2017 file photo shows the rebuilt house of the civil rights activist Rosa Parks in Berlin, Germany. The rundown, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Italy in a setting that couldn’t be more incongruous: the imposing central courtyard of the 18th century Royal Palace in Naples, southern Italy. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)


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FILE – This Dec. 12, 2017 file photo shows the rebuilt house of the civil rights activist Rosa Parks in Berlin, Germany. The rundown, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights campaigner Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display on Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020 in Italy in a setting that couldn’t be more incongruous: the imposing central courtyard of the 18th century Royal Palace in Naples, southern Italy. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)

NAPLES, Italy (AP) — The run-down, paint-chipped Detroit house where U.S. civil rights icon Rosa Parks took refuge after her historic bus boycott is going on display in Italy in a setting that couldn’t be more incongruous: the imposing central courtyard of the Royal Palace in Naples.

It’s the latest stop for the house in a years-long saga that began when Parks’ niece saved the tiny two-story

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