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Greendale, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Improved wayfinding

Description: After gathering feedback from focus groups with residents, the Greendale Health Department installed directional signs and benches along the village's walking trails. A number of local organizations participated, including the Girls Scouts and students from the local school district. With help from the Greendale Women's Club, they also created and distributed maps of the trails. Project organizers say the effort allowed for community engagement and the new benches, signs and map help residents and visitors better utilize the community's trails.

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Chilton, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: The Chilton Public Library was looking to expand its reach beyond the walls of the library building. To give residents an intergenerational activity, library staff installed two bilingual story walks -- one at Chilton Elementary School and the other outside a local nature center. Additionally, the library created two portable story walks, which staff can set up at community events and playgrounds around Calumet County. The walks consist of several display stations installed along a trail or path. Library staff display storybook pages in each kiosk, allowing families to meander along the trail, piecing together the parts of the story as they go. A team of volunteers maintains the story walks, which display books in Spanish and English.

Sheboygan, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Bikeability

Description: For years, city and county officials have worked to develop extensive network of bike and pedestrian paths in Sheboygan, along with an additional 20 miles of designated bike lanes on roads. To help cyclists make the most of the network, the City of Sheboygan installed five bike repair stations. Each station offers basic tools to keep bikes in good working shape. To support the local economy, the City purchased the stations from a nearby Wisconsin business. Organizers hope the stations increase trail use going forward.

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