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When the City of St. Augustine first offered neighborhood grants last year, association members began looking for ways to use the funds that would best serve their neighbors. The ideas were as diverse as the city’s areas and ranged from park benches to playground equipment to signage to bring greater recognition to St. Augustine’s distinct neighborhoods.
Since this was the initial year for the grants implementation, it has been a challenge for both city staff and neighborhood association leadership---as is usually the case with a new program. Eight associations applied for grants last year with four projects of the eight complete or within days of completion. The remaining four either are still working with staff to develop implementation plans or are waiting on shipment of materials.
Old City South Gets Benches
The first project to be completed was the one for Old City South Neighborhood Association and that was because of the ease of its installation. Warden Park, a small, longtime pocket park at the intersection of St. George and Cordova Streets has long been a place where residents would pause and enjoy the serenity offered on the banks of the Maria Sanchez Lake. With the installation of three benches funded from the association’s grant, residents now have a much more pleasant way to enjoy the park. It was a simple project, but one that will provide pleasure for many years to come by enriching the resident’s environment.
Magnolia Works for Oaks
For many years, as tour trains and trolleys enter the Fountain of Youth Park, guides will draw visitors’ attention to the stunning beauty of the ancient oaks that line both sides of Magnolia Avenue. What visitors get to enjoy for a moment, maybe long enough for a photograph, the residents of the Magnolia Neighborhood Association enjoy the canopied street everyday and want to protect them. The association’s grant, currently being implemented, will help preserve the trees by evaluating their health and developing a plan to preserve this rich resource.
Lighthouse Neighborhood Association members work
on the Eagle's Perch Dome at the Red Cox Recreation Area.
Lighthouse Builds an Eagle’s Perch
Members of the Lighthouse Neighborhood Association have long recognized the tremendous benefit of having a playground in their community, part of the Red Cox Recreational Area. So when looking for grant projects, the membership decided to enhance a resource they already have by adding a new piece of equipment, an Eagle’s Perch climbing dome, to the playground. Association members demonstrated their enthusiasm and personal commitment to the project by contributing over 120 hours of "sweat equity" by gathering together to prepare the site and assemble the equipment.
Neighborhood identification signs installed throughout Lincolnville
will continue to bring recognition to the community’s rich history and significance.
Lincolnville Gets Greater Recognition
Members of the Lincolnville Neighborhood Association proposed a way to bring greater recognition to their community by applying for funds to be used to replace current street signs with ones that would include wording to identify the neighborhood. Since this was the first time such identification signs have been used in the city, working out the design took some back-and-forth between the association and staff, but ultimately the City Commission choose a design that is distinctive, that incorporates the standard brown background used for historic landmark signage, and that can be produced in-house by the Public Works Department.
Other Grants in Progress
Other grant recipients are in varying stages of progress in completing their projects:
For more information on the city’s 10 neighborhood associations, their boundaries and complete contact information, click here.