Nearby AARP Community Challenge Projects

Grand Rapids, MN

AARP Community Challenge Grant Year: 2019

Project Category: Public art installations

Description: Public art near a new downtown pedestrian bridge serves to draw in visitors and promote nature, trails and biking along the Mississippi River. Get Fit Itasca and the Itasca County Family YMCA commissioned a local artist to create a canoe sculpture for the site. They also installed two benches and a three-sided map kiosk nearby. The project's success attracted additional funding, which the organizations used to install trail signs, revamp a nearby park and create a storybook walk.


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1919 University Avenue
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St. Paul, MN 55104
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