St. Paul's Rice Park named one of nation's top 'Great Spaces'

The American Planning Association picked Rice Park as one of the country's 'Top 10 Great Public Spaces' for its simplicity and overall visual appeal.
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The American Planning Association picked Rice Park as one of the country's 'Top 10 Great Public Spaces' for its simplicity and overall visual appeal.

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