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Arlington officials OK $2 million in park upgrades

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ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials in Arlington County have approved approximately $2 million for renovations at one of the county's biggest and most popular parks.

The Arlington County Board voted Saturday to approve the improvements to Virginia Highlands Park, which is near the Pentagon City Metro station. The money will be used to replace six tennis courts, two tennis practice courts and two basketball courts. A new basketball junior half-court will also be built.

Other improvements include installing new fencing, replacing court lighting and adding shade structures.

Construction is expected to begin at the end of this summer and run until the fall of 2015.

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