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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.

Hattiesburg, MS

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2022

Project Category: Park enhancements

Description: This project made improvements to basketball court at a public school and park. It also added four age-friendly benches at a walking track, as well as two murals.

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