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Park Overhaul Planned In Arlington County

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Butler Holmes Park in the Penrose neighborhood will undergo two phases of construction. The first will add safety surfacing, swings, pavilion and new walkways. There will also be a net climber that, when finished, will be the tallest of its kind in the nation.

The rebuilding is set to start next month. Phase two, planned for January of 2012, will add a tot play area and re-grade open field.

The county board approved close to $400,000 for the first phase of the project.

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'It's A Surviving Tool': 'Native' Tells Satirical Stories Of Life In Israel

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What The Heck Is Natural Wine? Here's A Taste

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Jim Gilmore, Who Was Campaigning For President, Isn't Anymore

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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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