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Bethlehem, NY

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2017

Project Category: Trails

Description: As part of its efforts to bring public art to the Albany County Helderberg-Hudson Rail Trail, the Mohawk Hudson Land Conservancy created a mural along the trail in the Town of Bethlehem. Project organizers chose a local artist from a pool of applicants to paint the mural, which depicts a surreal landscape and adorns a formerly graffitied wall. Since then, the Art on the Rail Trail (ART) initiative has installed several more murals, as well as a mini art gallery and arts programming. The trail is popular with pedestrians and cyclists in warm weather and cross-county skiers and snowshoe hikers in the winter.

Gassaway, WV

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project will provide benches at approximately one-mile intervals along a trail. The new seating will join a dozen newly added benches, which have proven popular with older hikers.

Portland, OR

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2024

Project Category: Trails

Description: This project will replace missing wayfinding signs along a 46-mile trail network. The trails offer safe routes for older adults who don't wish to drive or enjoy walking for recreation.

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South Royalton, VT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Public safety interventions

Description: This project installed public art and new lighting to help revitalize a train underpass that forms a vital connection point in the bisected village.

Randolph, VT

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2020

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: To give residents the opportunity to express themselves and connect with each other, Sunrise Rotary Club installed outdoor musical instruments near the town's recreational field. The new Harmony Park features chimes, drums, a xylophone, Imbarimbas and a harp. The Club also added benches to the space, along with a welcome sign informing visitors about the instruments.


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