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The greenest parks in America

Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
industrial bridge seen through cherry blossom branches

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Astoria Park

Astoria Park in Queens, N.Y., is known for its beauty among otherwise urban landscapes, and will switch its park utility vehicles over to green alternatives within the next year. These cars will be small, energy-efficient hybrids that won't make any carbon emissions as they scoot around the park.