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新宿区立新宿中央公園は西新宿、都会のど真ん中にある公園。 ジョギングブームだからか、一昔前まではなかったジョギングコースの案内板があり、 ここでジョギングをする人たちもちらほら。

I cant seem to wrap my head around だからか here, what exactly is the か and what is it trying to emphasize? Here is my attempt at the translation

In the west of Shinjuku is Shinjuku central park. It is located in the center of the city. Even before this was a jogging course there were direction boards, and now you will find joggers here and there at the park running.

I hope I understood somewhat correctly, please feel to correct any mistakes. Thank you.

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「~~だからか」

means:

"most likely because of ~~"

It expresses the speaker's (best) guess or inference as to the reason for something. The speaker is pretty sure of the reason but is just not 100% on it, so he attaches the question marker 「か」.

"Most likely because of the popularity of jogging, there is now a direction board for the jogging courses, which did not exist a while back, and you will find joggers here and there at the park running."

  • ahh beautiful. Makes perfect sense. Awesome!! – bill Apr 18 '17 at 13:24

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