Akron Parks Challenge

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The Akron Parks Challenge asks the community to envision how to better use the city’s neighborhood parks. In Kenmore, residents are restoring a long-neglected gem.

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The Akron Parks Challenge announced the winners of this year’s grants. One of them will help fund a new playground at Park East, which is located between downtown Akron and Summit Lake.

The proposal came from developer Alpha Phi Alpha Homes. Executive Director Thomas Fuller said the there’s been very little attention paid to the park in the last 30 years.

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Akron Parks Challenge Invites Park Revitalization Ideas

Apr 3, 2019
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It’s that time of year again! Akron Parks Collaborative is asking neighborhood residents and organizations for ideas on how to make their parks more vibrant. Collaborative Director Bridget Ambrisco says the second annual Akron Parks Challenge invites neighbors to come together and discover the wants and needs of their community.

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The city of Akron has announced the winners of the Akron Parks Challenge.

Cadillac Triangle Park in Southwest Akron, Chestnut Ridge in Kenmore and Reservoir Park in Goodyear Heights were chosen from 69-applicants. The decisions were based on community outreach.

Bridgete Ambrisco is the project manager at the Akron Parks Collaborative.

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The deadline is fast approaching for community groups and individuals to pitch their ideas for the Akron Parks Challenge. The goal is to improve two Akron parks.

The city will give up to $100,000 each to the winning proposals. Other organizations, like the Knight Foundation, are also pitching in to make these initial projects feasible.

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