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Columbus Council member Elizabeth Brown, right, is the chair of the recreation and parks committee.
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Columbus officials announced on Wednesday it will expand the “recreation centers without walls” program this spring and summer.

Mayor Andrew Ginther signs a community benefits agreement for the Linden Community Center.
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Mayor Andrew Ginther and other Columbus leaders signed a community benefits agreement for the construction of the new Linden Community Center and Park on Thursday morning.

Commuters braves the wind and snow in frigid weather, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019, in Cincinnati.
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As dangerously low temperatures hit Columbus on Tuesday night, the Columbus Recreation and Parks Department extended community center hours of operation.

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Wednesday evening the courts at Linden Park are full of kids shooting hoops in the fading sunlight. Inside the community center, others play ping pong.

But Columbus Parks spokesperson Sophia Fifner explains the building is pretty old. She walks off looking for the center’s director, and finds a plaque just above an old hearth.