Broward to reopen four parks

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Broward County is reopening four parks that it closed a year and a half ago in an attempt to cut costs after realizing that by charging for attractions, it could turn a profit on keeping the space open to the public. The county made the decision after hiring a consultant to analyze park operations. Among the parks set to reopen is Pembroke Pines’ C.B. Smith Park, which the analysis determined was the county’s “main revenue producer” but had been closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays, resulting in a loss of revenue. The others are Brian Piccolo Park & Velodrome in Cooper City, Hollywood North Beach Park and Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach. All will reopen seven days a week starting next Tuesday. “If the fees do not cover the operating costs, then change the fees accordingly,” the analysis said. [Sun Sentinel]