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Winnemucca, NV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: Part of larger efforts to develop a new park in Winnemucca's Whitworth Recreation Complex, the local age-friendly initiative County set out to provide residents with outdoor exercise options. They created a paved walking trail, which features exercise stations. Organizers prioritized accessibility, ensuring the path's surface was navigable for people using wheelchairs and walkers. Additionally, local organizations added seating and a bus stop onsite. Already home to a playground, splash pad and picnic area, the recreation center supports community health for residents of all ages.

Boise, ID

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project installed a loudspeaker system for concerts and events at the outdoors Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial.

Cut Bank, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To draw visitors to an underused dog park, this project added a walking path to the space. Additionally, the City installed ADA-compliant benches and two shade structures to give people an accessible place to sit and rest.

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Vermillion, SD

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2018

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The game of horseshoes is popular with many residents in Vermillion. But the city's horseshoe court needed upgrades to make it accessible to people of all ages and abilities. To fix this, the City renovated the four-pit horseshoe court in Prentis Park. They upgraded the pits' clay surface, added an ADA-compliant sidewalk and purchased pit covers to keep the courts clear of weeds and debris. In the future, the City plans to add seating to accommodate spectators and allow player to rest between rounds. Since the renovations, the courts have drawn residents of all ages. City staff plan for the site to host horseshoe leagues, tournaments and other events.

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