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Devils Lake, ND

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project expanded an existing pond in Ruger Park and stocked it with fish. It also added a pier, parking, a sidewalk, benches and landscaping.

Clear Lake, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will add two accessible benches with shaded canopies and a chilled water drinking fountain at Clear Lake City Park.

St. Thomas, VI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will add shaded seating to a new recreational space -- part of efforts to revitalize an area decimated by hurricanes. Other new amenities will include a playground, skate and bike park, basketball court and open field space.

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Webster, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Public places

Description: Day County does not have a curbside recycling pick-up program for its residents. To give the rural county opportunities to recycle, the Day County Recycling Team and Conservation District purchased a recycling trailer. Residents can now drop off recyclable materials, such as plastic bottles, at the trailer's location in the county seat of Webster. The Conservation District board tracks how often the 25-cubit ton trailer needs emptying to better understand local demand for recycling services. To familiarize residents with recycling, project organizers also posted signs with instructions and published recycling guidance in local newspapers.

Sisseton, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: To encourage residents to walk and increase the vibrancy of Sisseton's downtown, The Sisseton Arts Council created a new community gathering spot, which they dubbed the Midway Green Space. The site features a sculpture of a reflective, eight-point star, designed to represent the area's native Dakota and Scandinavian immigrant heritage. To make the Green Space inviting to visitors, volunteers installed granite benches and seeded native grasses. Since these improvements, project organizers secured funding for a second sculpture for the site, created by a local Native artist.

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