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On Wednesday, May 7, the Sarasota County Commissioners unanimously approved plans for two neighborhood park expansions — North Water Tower Park in the City of Sarasota and Patriots Park in Venice. The vote clears the way for the purchase of land bordering both parks. The pair of expansions would become the 17th and 18th made under the county's Neighborhood Parkland Acquisition Program, which is funded by a voter-approved tax. It involves the purchase of both environmen- tally sensitive areas and neighborhood park space. Approximately $7.5 million is available for the acquisition of neighborhood parks, A graphic shows the Sarasota County neighborhood parkland acquisitions made thus far. Image courtesy Sarasota County MORE ROOM FOR RESPITE THE COUNTY COMMISSION APPROVES ACQUISITION PLANS FOR SARASOTA'S NORTH WATER TOWER PARK AND VENICE'S PATRIOT PARK By Roger Drouin County Editor

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