LOS ANGELES (AP) _
The city plans to spend millions of dollars to build three pocket parks in the Harbor Gateway and Wilmington areas, the Los Angeles Times reported.
State law prohibits sex offenders from living within 2,000 feet of a park or school. Officials say building the tiny parks in areas with large numbers of sex offenders will force dozens of them to move.
A Harbor Gateway park scheduled to open this summer will be among the smallest in the city at one-fifth of an acre. It will hold two jungle gyms, benches and a brick wall. The city is spending $300,000 on the project, and residents chipped in $6,000.
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