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Parks & Recs Director Striving for Greener Safer Parks

Abington Township’s Parks and Recreation Department is vital in enhancing community well-being through local parks. These parks are essential recreational activity hubs, fostering physical andmental health. Abington’s commitment to green spaces provides residents with accessible relaxation, exercise, and social interaction areas. The Parks and Recreation Department organizes events, maintains facilities, and ensures the preservation of natural environments.

Karl Lukens, the Director of Parks and Recreation for Abington Township, gives insight into managing many local parks and recreational areas. Having over 20 years of experience in the field, hehighlights career accomplishments and briefs on park safety, diversity, and inclusion goals. He touches on his hopes for the future of all local parks and green spaces.Like those in Abington Township, local parks contribute to a sense of community, offering a refuge from urban hustle and promoting a healthier lifestyle. Their significance lies in creating inclusivespaces where residents can connect with nature, engage in recreational pursuits, and enjoy the numerous benefits of a well-maintained park system.

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Khora-Lee Bijoux
Khora-Lee Bijoux, Content Producer
Khora-Lee Bijoux is a senior Digital Communications major at GMercyU. She is a Lead Griffin Ambassador, member of BSU, and the GMercyU dance team. She also assists in running Admissions’ social media accounts. When she's not at school or work, you can find her crocheting , listening to music, hanging out with friends, or editing.
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