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Leipsic, OH

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: The Village of Leipsic installed a firepit with a pergola and adult swings in Bennett Park. The Village also provided permanent outdoor games for people of all ages, including four concrete cornhole boards and an outdoor checkers and chess board. Before these upgrades, community members considered the park a work in progress. But this project sparked additional investment in the park, including work to fix a drainage issue affecting a nearby playground. Bennett Park is an outstanding athletic complex being enhanced by a new community track, this funding will allow us to further develop playground and family attractions in our newest park, Village Administrator Justin Barnhart said.

Taos, NM

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will upgrade a farm that hosts agricultural and therapeutic activities for military veterans and other residents. The organization will install an ADA-compliant walking trail, add tables and benches and restore a wetland area.

Billings, MT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project will add signage to Lillis Park that will encourage older adults to pursue their walking and exercise goals.

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Kendallville, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2021

Project Category: Public space activation

Description: The City of Kendallville was looking to add more greenspace to its downtown as part of a streetscape revitalization project. To achieve this, the City created an ADA-compliant pocket park with walking paths, tables, benches, shade pergolas and new trees and flowers. Organizers also added a large driveway to accommodate the village's mobile stage, which allows the space to host outdoor entertainment. Ambient lighting and parking pads for food trucks rounded out the improvements, which make the park welcoming for visitors of all ages and abilities.

LaGrange County, IN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2023

Project Category: Walkability

Description: The project will conduct walk audits, identify areas with the greatest need for new sidewalks and work with a contractor to build them.

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