CLINTON, Miss. — Madison County supervisors have voted to maintain four county parks previously considered for closure as part of cost-cutting measures.

The Clarion-Ledger reports ( the county will continue to maintain Camden Park, Fairview Park and Estes Bank and create a lease agreement with the Canton School District for A.M. Rogers Park in Canton.

Supervisor Paul Griffin noted all four parks were in predominantly black neighborhoods and said the idea of closure hinted at racism.

Community members packed into the supervisors’ board room Monday, with dozens more filling the halls.

Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,

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