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Estherville, IA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To improve its recreation facilities, the City of Estherville asked residents for their ideas about how to improve local outdoor spaces. In response to this feedback, the City added special playground swings at the community's parks that are suitable for users of various skills, sizes and ages. The generation swings are two swings in one -- a combined adult swing and a swing for babies and toddlers. This enables children to swing face-to-face with their adult.

McAlester, OK

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Local pickleball enthusiasts helped convert a tennis court at William P. Mullen Park into two pickleball courts. Pickleball, which includes elements of tennis and ping-pong, is popular with older adult players.

Pollock Pines, CA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project created Pollock Pines' first public park. Organizers chose a Western theme for the community greenspace, which features a nature trail and outdoor fitness equipment.

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Hattiesburg, MS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Duncan Lake Park in Hattiesburg's East Jerusalem neighborhood is popular with residents, yet many of the park's amenities were in disrepair. To give the park new life, Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation refurbished picnic tables with new tops featuring painted checkerboards. They also installed new benches, added a wheelchair-accessible sidewalk and created two murals depicting native plants and animals. Today, the park hosts free arts programming for residents of all ages.

Waynesboro, MS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Digital navigation skills

Description: This project enabled the library to purchase 11 GrandPads, a tablet designed for older adults that they made available for checking out, just like books. It also supported computer classes and a special staff member to provide tech support.

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