Fresno parks: at the bottom of rankings no more

A nationwide assessment of city parks by the Trust for Public Land ranks Fresno 97th out of the 100 largest U.S. cities in terms of park access, spending and amenities. That may seem dismal at face value, but the Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit says it’s actually good news for a city that has consistently been the doormat in prior years’ surveys.

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Latino Trump fan comes under fire outside Fresno's Selland Arena

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Trump departs Fresno Yosemite International Airport

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Voices loud, tempers hot among Trump protesters, supporters in Fresno

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Confrontation turns physical outside Trump rally near Fresno's Selland Arena

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Donald Trump in Fresno on solar

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump covered a wide range of topics at a rally in downtown Fresno's Selland Arena on Friday, May 27, 2016.
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Donald Trump in Fresno on solar 01:04

Donald Trump in Fresno on solar

NBA's Quincy Pondexter on upcoming Clovis youth basketball camp 01:35

NBA's Quincy Pondexter on upcoming Clovis youth basketball camp

Donald Trump in Fresno on building a wall along Mexico border 00:45

Donald Trump in Fresno on building a wall along Mexico border

Donald Trump in Fresno on women, men and being a good Republican 01:13

Donald Trump in Fresno on women, men and being a good Republican