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Updated: 6:26 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007 | Posted: 4:36 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007
CHARLOTTE, N.C. —
The parks are part of the baseball land swap.
Many residents say they want more parks uptown. Keith Marion said, "It's always nice to have a place to walk if you're around all these buildings downtown."
But some are worried where the parks will go.
According to city officials, one will replace Marshall Park in Second Ward. Some wonder why the government would tear down one park just to build another in its place.
“(It) don't make sense," said Madlene Bailey.
Eyewitness News asked the head of Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation, Jim Garges, to explain the rationale.
"You don't tear down Central Park, but Marshall Park, for instance, I think we can do something better now," he said.
The other park will go in place of a parking lot in Third Ward, but some drivers say they don't want to lose spaces uptown.
"It irritates me a little bit," said motorist Ben Johnson.
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