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Ritter Park named ‘great public space’

Ritter Park
Oct. 04, 2012 @ 12:42 AM

HUNTINGTON — Revered as the heart of Huntington for many lifelong residents, Ritter Park was cast in the national spotlight Wednesday when it was named as one of the 10 Great Public Spaces in America by the American Planning Association.

The APA, which is an educational nonprofit organization that provides leadership in community development, singled out Ritter Park for its design, recreational and cultural amenities, and its integration into a national historic district with homes representing some of the most popular architectural styles from 1913 through 1940.

The APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes streets, neighborhoods and public spaces whose authentic characteristics have evolved from thoughtful and deliberate planning by residents, community leaders and planners, according to a prepared release.

“Ritter Park demonstrates how a public space, through its design and attractions, can serve diverse interests and provide a range of experiences,” APA Chief Executive Officer Paul Farmer said. “It also illustrates how a well-planned park can influence and add value to the homes and properties that surround it.”

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