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Sean Woods, the man who's helping make L.A. a park place

Sean Woods, the man who's helping make L.A. a park place

The city of Los Angeles devotes a sorry 10% of its space to parks, and if it weren't for honking-big Griffith Park, that figure would be 25% worse. Happily for Angelenos, the state of California nearly doubles the city's figures with its $150-million investment in three historically and culturally significant sites: Rio de Los Angeles, Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook and the L.A. State Historic Park (a.ka. the Cornfield), which is being renovated. Sean Woods, superintendent of the L.A. sector of the state parks, is the man in charge of carrying the parks' Urban Strategic Initiative to L.A.'s nearly 4 million park-starved people. Is it hard to get people to come to the...

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