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York, PA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will install outdoor musical instruments in a play zone, creating an accessible space for people of all ages and abilities. The musical instruments will offer a meaningful way for adults to interact with children.

La Union, NM

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will install solar-powered lighting along a community center's walking trail to improve safety and allow people to gather and walk after dark. The organization will also lay crushed rock to prevent soil erosion.

West Monroe, LA

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The city will add accessible walking paths, benches and water features to a local botanical garden, making the space welcoming to visitors of all ages.

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Dixon, NM

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: To draw visitors to a park on the grounds of Dixon's local library, the Embudo Valley Library and Community Center installed picnic tables and benches at the site. In 2019, the library distributed a survey and hosted focus groups with residents to determine the community's needs, with seating emerging as a top priority. The community center commissioned local artists and craftspeople to create the tables and benches, which are ADA-compliant. One of the tables is located in the library's fruit orchard, near a traditional irrigation ditch known as an acequia. Project organizers say they chose the location to honor the community's cultural heritage. In the future, Center staff envision putting the benches and tables to use during local events, including the annual Fiesta de Santa Rosa.

El Rito, NM

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: This project upgraded thearea around the library by clearly separating parking from other areas with stanchions. Volunteers also added a sandbox, benches and a bicycle repair station.

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