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Seattle, WA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The project will create a regional pickleball center in Seattle, enabling more older adults to participate in the age-friendly sport.

Tolland, CT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To give older adults in Tolland an outdoor space to gather and spend time, the Tolland Conservation Commission created a new park. The Commission worked with landscape architecture students at University of Connecticut to design Wanat Senior Park, a 13-acre area with accessible woodland trails, space for stargazing, a wheelchair-accessible meadow trail and meditative labyrinth. Engagement with older adults, including a design charrette and guided site tour, informed plans for the park. Volunteers of all ages planted vegetation and helped install hardscaping. The park features a pollinator garden, ADA-compliant benches and a variety of native plants. Public art -- including a sculpture of a heron and a sundial -- welcome visitors to the space.

Greensboro, VT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To increase enjoyment of outdoor public places, this project built a nature trail and added a deck to the town's pond.

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Greenville, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: This project set up six workbenches, complete with tools, to allow riders to do their own repairs at a local bike shop. It also created videos and compiled those on YouTube to aid the amateur mechanics.

Berea, SC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: Greenville County's Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department created a backyard space to the Berea Community Center. A new walking path loop connects the center to new amenities, with include swinging benches, horseshoe pits and a community garden space. The site also features improved landscaping. Project organizers constructed beds for the gardens at a variety of heights -- including three wheelchair-accessible pull-up beds -- to accommodate visitors of different ability levels.


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