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Group tries to stop megaplex from going next to Emma Long Park

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A local activist group believes Emma Long Park is in danger in more ways than one.

Plans are in the works for the River Hills Sports Megaplex to go up right next door to Emma Long Park.
The organizers, 12 Fields Foundations, say it's because there is a huge shortage of athletic field space for kids.
It hasn't been fully approved yet by the city but a group called H.E.L.P.... or Help Emma Long Park is saying they wish another spot would have been chosen for the venue.
Because according to them the lights and noise will hurt the integrity of the park.

They believe it will also have an environmental impact.
In response, 12 Fields reduced the lighting and the PA levels at the megaplex but the H.E.L.P. group still wants development stopped.
On Sunday night, the group held a "Spotlight" event.  They put up two spotlights to show the boundary's of the megaplex and how large it will be.

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