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Lake Placid, FL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project installed a 10-station fitness trail exercise system in the MLK Sports Field in Highway Park -- the only such amenity in Highlands County. Meant to help residents improve their physical health through stretching, flexing and balancing, the trail also acts as a destination for residents and seasonal visitors to socialize. For years the Highway Park Preservation and Enhancement District requested amenities to enhance the park without much success. But securing funding for the fitness trail spurred the County to invest in Highland Park, including adding drinking fountains, repainting fencing, cleaning up graffiti and resurfacing the softball diamond. In addition, two successful crowdfunding campaigns allowed for installation of restrooms and a new sunshade for the park's playground.

Salyersville, KY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will transform a community park into a gathering place where residents can enjoy concerts, outdoor movies and other events. It will add benches, shade canopies and trash cans, as well as a sound system and other amenities.

Dallas, TX

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project installed ADA-compliant benches and playground signage at the West Dallas Multipurpose Center.

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South Milford, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will expand a local park by clearing an area overgrown with weeds and creating ADA-compliant trails onsite. The organization will also install wheelchair-accessible benches.

Kendallville, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: The City of Kendallville was looking to add more greenspace to its downtown as part of a streetscape revitalization project. To achieve this, the City created an ADA-compliant pocket park with walking paths, tables, benches, shade pergolas and new trees and flowers. Organizers also added a large driveway to accommodate the village's mobile stage, which allows the space to host outdoor entertainment. Ambient lighting and parking pads for food trucks rounded out the improvements, which make the park welcoming for visitors of all ages and abilities.

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