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City Offers Grants to Enliven Reed Park
 

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By Lookout Staff

September 18, 2019 -- The City of Santa Monica is offering $500 grants for winning ideas to activate Reed Park and bring more people together, officials announced Wednesday.

The City's Reed Park Pop-Up Grant Program is a new opportunity for residents, businesses, and community organizations "to engage and connect with one another through temporary enhancements, events, or programming" at the park, officials said.

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"Parks enhance the City’s neighborhoods, serve as focal points, foster civic pride and identity, and offer access to sports, recreation, entertainment, learning, and social connection," officials said.

"Public spaces attract people, build community by bringing people together, and create local identity."

Located in the Wilmont neighborhood near Downtown, Reed Park is a place where visitors can enjoy "peaceful nature," engage in "adventure and play" and gather as a community, officials said.

The City already has made improvements to the park, launched new programming like Meet Me at Reed and "offered incentives for park activation."

These include waiving certain charges for fitness trainers, officials said.

Grants will be awarded twice a year. Applications for 2020 Grants, Cycle 1 are due November 1, 2019, for "pop-ups" between January and June 2020.

For more information, including application dates and details, visit www.santamonica.gov/reedparkgrants.


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