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Warren, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project will convert a vacant property the site of a demolished former hospital into a greenspace for older adults by installing trees, landscaping, a walking path and lighting.

Washington, DC

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: The Well at Oxon Run, a 1.5-acre farm, outdoor classroom and community space, has been a huge asset for the Congress Heights neighborhood. The Well, however, lacked a waterproof, covered area for events and classes. DC Greens added a roof to the Well's wood-framed pavilion, creating a comfortable venue that is usable year-round. Following the roof's installation, the space has hosted yoga, chi gong and body therapy classes, as well as community drum circles and other events.

Ashton, MD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: The grant will fund renovations to the organization's multipurpose center, including creation of walking trails and expansion of the community garden.

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Woodstock, IL

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project built a wide pathway of crushed limestone through the deep woods in Emricson Park. To give people a place to rest and observe nature, the city also created seating areas along the pathway.

Oconomowoc, WI

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This alley activation project turned a stark passageway between the lakefront and downtown retail into a livelier pedestrian link. Project organizers added a painted design on the pavement and constructed trellises to provide shade. The City chose not to close the alleyway during the transformation work. Instead, passersby were invited to lend a hand to the rejuvenation process by painting a faux floor tile (or several). This also allowed visitors to ask questions about the transformation happening before their eyes. The project sparked conversations about how to activate the other downtown alleys, each with its own unique look and distinctive experience. And when the City reconstructed its boardwalk, it borrowed the trellis design used in the alleyway. People now change their routes to experience the walkway, city planner Kristi Weber said. It gets folks to lift their heads up, look around and enjoy some untraditional and unexpected art.

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