Examples of Placemaking Projects

Parklets

Pocket Parks

Alley Activations

Trails & Pedestrian Paths

Community Gardens

Note: Make sure these projects are multi-functional and add amenities, i.e. seating, educational signage, artwork, for everyone in the community to enjoy.

Playgrounds & Fitness Areas

Note: Make sure these projects are multi-functional and add amenities, i.e. seating, educational signage, artwork, for everyone in the community to enjoy.

Dog Parks

Note: Make sure these projects are multi-functional and add amenities, i.e. seating, educational signage, artwork, for everyone in the community to enjoy.

Types of Projects Not Funded

  • Large Scale Projects: Limited to projects under $200,000
  • Recreational areas or places for a single purpose (i.e., basketball courts, baseball & soccer fields, tennis courts, etc.)
  • Locations not outdoors or not available to whole community (i.e. public housing project, schools, private property, recreation centers, gated communities, inside buildings, etc.)
  • Infrastructure or public works projects: street repair, lighting, sidewalks, parking lots, bus stations, etc.
  • Construction, repair or replacement of buildings or other structures
  • Restoration, repair, improvement, or replacement of amenities (i.e. benches, tables, gazebos), trees/plants, playground equipment, monuments, statues, etc.)
  • Memorial structures: grant can fund the building of a gathering space/park but not the memorial itself
  • Landscaping/beautification projects
  • Food and refreshments
  • Marketing activities
  • Ribbon cuttings or other events
  • Media or PR campaigns