READING, Pa. - A group of business leaders is hoping a new public park could bring peace and pump life into downtown Reading.
Officials from the Greater Reading Entrepreneurs' Connection announced Thursday night they will be developing and maintaining a new public park on 2nd and Franklin streets.
That's right across from Reading Area Community College.
The group says the park will help make the city safer and boost morale.
"We're hoping this is going to be template for the city for many other parks to go in.
Studies have shown that green areas and parks raise the spirit of cities, reduce crime, enlighten the city and raise them up," said Chuck Holder, the president of the Entrepreneurs' Connection.
The park is expected to be ready sometime next year.
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