Danehy Park: Fitness, Signs, Dog Park & Scoreboards ($140,000)

Danehy Park

This project will bring much-needed improvements to Danehy Park, with great positive impact for Cambridge residents. New fitness equipment, signs, dog park lights for evening use, and scoreboards will make Danehy Park better utilized.

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Universal Design: Playgrounds for Everyone! ($100,000)

1-2 playgrounds to be determined by community process

Universal Design playground equipment is designed to be usable by everyone without special adaptations or retrofitting. Let’s go beyond legally required minimum accessibility standards to ensure our playgrounds truly welcome everyone!

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Shade and Wet Weather Canopies for Playgrounds ($146,000)

2 playgrounds with little natural shade

Installing canopies over playgrounds that do not have protection from the elements will reduce weather-related safety concerns and increase playground availability and use.

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Learn about Nature in the Port ($10,000)

Greene-Rose Heritage Park or nearby

Artistic signs would educate children and adults about nature in the city. The signs would contain information about local wildlife and the ecosystems and would include a map of habitats around Cambridge.

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All-In-One Mobile Performance Stage & Art Space ($98,000)

Citywide

Spread the love and joy of arts and music in the city of Cambridge! Residents can bring world-class arts and musical performances to any city street, any time, regardless of age, race, or background.

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Cambridge Street Art Trail ($25,000)

8-10 highly visible community locations

Commission local artists to create a series of murals and street art reflecting Cambridge's vibrancy and diversity. Increase space for publicly created street art (like that in "Graffiti Alley" in Central Square).

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Lighting Landmarks: CHLS Gate & Sumner Statue ($45,000)

Broadway & Ellery Street, Harvard Square-MacArthur Park

Effective light design for Cambridge landmarks can make our city as livable at night as in the day. Well-designed lighting would enhance these landmarks and increase public safety.

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Little Free Libraries for Children ($37,000)

13 locations at playgrounds and parks around the city

Little free libraries are beautiful, functional works of art that help build community. They develop literacy skills and encourage a love of reading by making it easy for families to exchange books in an informal, neighborhood setting.

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Bicycle Desks for Cambridge Students ($113,000)

CRLS and the 4 Upper Schools

Bicycle desks will help bring focus and exercise to Cambridge classrooms as well as improve the physical and mental health of students.

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Wireless Speakers for Youth Centers ($25,000)

Cambridge Youth Centers

Adding wireless surround sound speakers to the youth centers benefits young people doing homework, playing basketball and other activities. Bringing music to the youth centers will bring more youth to these centers. 

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