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‘Parks for the People’ tells story of Twin Cities’ parks systems

Even as Ken Burns has whipped up interest in America’s national parks with his new public-TV documentary series this fall, Twin Cities Public Television (tpt) is featuring a look at the history of the Twin Cities’ parks systems in a new tpt documentary entitled “Parks for the People.”

“From the start of this project we knew we had a really good story to tell because parks are so much a part of life in the Twin Cities, suburban and rural areas of Minnesota,” says Dianne Steinbach, tpt’s executive producer for arts and cultural productions.

“Parks for the People” is sure to strike a familiar chord for those who have grown up in the Twin Cities. For those who frequent the parks today, it may inspire greater admiration for the visionaries who created them.”

‘People for the Parks’ broadcast schedule:

tpt 2:  Wednesday, Oct. 7, 7 p.m.

tpt LIFE:  Friday, Oct. 9, 4 p.m.

tpt MN:  Sunday, Oct. 11, 8 p.m.

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