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Episode 038: Ana Straabe on partnerships and the Park to Playa Trail

Straabe, Chief of Park Development for the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, discusses how partnerships helped bring the Los Angeles Park to Playa Trail to life

As someone who has worked in parks development with the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority for nearly a decade, Ana Straabe has a vast understanding of what it takes to make park projects a reality. She knows that to make better parks for people, the involvement of residents is vastly important. 

On this episode of the Parksify Podcast, I ask Anna about the importance of involving citizens in the development of the Park to Playa Trail being developed in Los Angeles. 

"The Park to Playa Trail, I would say, would not actually exist without the strong partnerships," Straabe tells me. 

You can listen to my conversation with Ana Straabe below. 

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