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The greenest parks in America

By: Tracy Alverson Euler on Oct. 16, 2009, 11:21 p.m.
pretty gazebo in front of woodsy green background and two ladies wading in a pool in foreground

Photo: David Paul Ohmer/Flickr

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Eden Park

Cincinnati's Eden Park has been going green since its pilot solar and wind energy project that began in 2006 with a goal to demonstrate the effectiveness of using renewable energy to power city buildings. The staff has undertaken at least 14 initiatives to ensure that the park is one of the leaders in innovative design. From solar panels to solar garbage cans, Eden Park has it all. Park managers have also planned to plant more than 3,000 trees per year (1,000 more than they normally do). There are recycling centers available so visitors can do their part.