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Source: Philadelphia Business Journal
Date: June 1, 2004
Byline: unsigned

Love Park support group gets $1M gift

Friends of Love Park said Tuesday it will receive a gift of $1 million in financial and in-kind support over 10 years from DC Shoes, a shoe maker based in Vista, Calif.

Friends of Love Park said the gift is conditioned on the willingness of the city of Philadelphia to adopt what the recently formed nonprofit called a "balanced solution" to skateboarding in Love Park.

The park, which gets its name because it contains a sculpture of the word, "love," by Robert Indiana, became a national destination for skateboarders, but the city renovated it and closed it to them in 2002. The park is located at the eastern end of the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, diagonally across from City Hall. homepage

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