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Sprite Spark Parks

2012-06-01, Department, by Maureen Hannan

Birmingham Mayor William Bell joins in a game of HORSE on a newly refreshed court.In April 2011, the largest tornado outbreak ever recorded swept through the Southeast—and, while the destruction spanned several states, Alabama saw the worst of it. Stanley Robinson, the public relations coordinator for Birmingham’s parks system, describes the devastation: “You may have seen it on TV, or you may have seen a photograph—but it doesn’t overwhelm you like when you’re there and standing in ....

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