Parks keep on Truckin

Greco, JoAnn
December 2011
Parks & Recreation;Dec2011, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p69
The article focuses on the trend of considering food carts and trucks in park systems in the U.S. It says that Department of Parks and Recreation director Greg Weitzel considers such services in the Cedar Creek Parkway as effort to make kids more active and control what they eat in parks. It adds that the concept of food carts can raise income streams as park systems face budget cuts. It mentions that despite less money generation, food carts and truck allow people to have work in parks.


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