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Leadville, CO

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Many residents weren't aware of underused park in Leadville's downtown. To increase the park's visibility, the City revamped the space. They replaced eight benches and installed twinkle lights and a permanent fire pit made from a converted ore cart. Community members chipped in by creating mosaics on planters and painting a mural. The City held a well-attended kick-off party for the park, which featured fire pits and giveaways.

Eastport, ME

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The City of Eastport wanted to give visitors to its new park an interactive, low-impact activity, suitable for people of all ages. So they installed a music part onsite. The space features several permanent, outdoor musical instruments, including a drum set and a yantzee and duet -- both of which are mallet instruments similar to a glockenspiel. The improvements are part of larger remediation efforts to transform a former landfill on Passamaquoddy Bay into Cony Park, a four-acre outdoor space.

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.

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Yankton, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To invite young children and their caregivers to explore Westside Park, the City of Yankton Department of Parks and Recreation created its Born Learning Trail. The City installed a concrete trail in the park and installed signs in English and Spanish along the path. Each sign features activities meant to build language and thinking skills fundamental to child development. To give families a place to rest, project organizers installed picnic tables and benches. The City also commissioned seven local artists to decorate the trail's pavement with artwork related to the activities.

South Sioux City, NE

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project constructed trails to increase accessibility between amenities in Siouxland Freedom Park, a veterans memorial park honoring all past and present members of the armed forces.


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