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Dear Francisco Park Supporters:

An article in Monday’s New York Times titled “The Secret to Good Health May Be a Walk in the Park” confirmed what so many of us already know: parks and open spaces bring significant benefits to a community.

Adrian Benepe, senior vice president for the Trust for Public Land and a former New York City parks commissioner, remarked, “parks are the key to good public health and to the environmental health of cities.” Specifically, research has shown that community green spaces can counter stress and social isolation, especially for older adults; improve concentration for children with attention deficit disorder; enhance relaxation; and promote self-esteem and resilience.

For these reasons and more we are working every day to build Francisco Park. We are grateful to so many of you who share our vision and who are supporting this project.