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San Jose Mercury News: Antioch: Veterans, volunteers plan memorial park in formerly blighted area

Antioch Veterans Memorial Park once seemed almost a pipe dream, but with the recent backing of the City Council, three city parcels to develop and a tentative design, work on raising money for the park will soon be underway.

Veterans and other volunteers presented their ideas to the City Council last week and the resounding response was a positive one, with city staff directed to consider the plans, and return back with their findings and a formal agreement.

Delta Veterans Group founder J.R. Wilson told the council he and other volunteers want to bring the community together to work on the park project, which is planned for three city-owned parcels totaling nearly an acre along L Street between Fourth and Seventh streets in north Antioch.

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