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Posted on: September 7, 2018

Augusta Recreation and Parks Receives AARP Grant


AUGUSTA, Ga. – Augusta’s Recreation and Parks Department has been selected to receive a $13,750 Community Challenge ‘quick action’ grant from AARP to improve the age-friendliness of Henry H. Brigham Park. This grant will fund benches, shade trees, and bollards to control unwanted vehicular traffic through the park.

These improvements will make the park more comfortable and safer for residents of all ages. The grant will also fund a pilot program in Tai Chi, to activate the park and ensure physical activity is accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.

The Community Challenge grant program is part of AARP’s nationwide Livable Communities initiative that helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. Locally, this initiative is led by Age-Friendly Augusta, which engages and mobilizes community residents, delivers technical assistance and expertise to local leaders and organizations, and supports the work of local volunteers.

For more information about this project, visit To learn more about AARP’s Community Challenge Grant Program, visit


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