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On a hot afternoon, a young family has fun while cooling off at the splash pad in Detroit’s Palmer Park. Experts say that having a splash pad within walking distance can vastly improve the quality of life for many city dwellers. They are also more environmentally friendly as water is stored in underground tanks that can be recycled back through the splash features or to water nearby vegetation.
Lisa John Rogers
Great Lakes Now
This is the second half of a series on heat islands around the Great Lakes. Part one is on the human health cost. Part two is on the science behind combating the urban heat island effect, solutions to the complex problem, and the role the Great Lakes play.
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