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Boys & Girls Clubs of Fresno County

El Dorado Park is an exciting example of the community collaborating with local organizations and agencies to create and sustain a green space in an impoverished neighborhood with high crime. With a lot of collaboration and community attitude to visualize what was possible, the City’s park department coordinated with the Boys & Girls Club of Fresno County, a local church, PG&E, two private foundations, and KaBoom! Playground Equipment to create the new home of a Boys & Girls Club in 2011.

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