Day: June 17, 2019

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Receives $30k ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Grant Access to Local Play Spaces

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.

Part of the national Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces grant program, park and recreation agencies across the country were invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families in their communities. Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas were chosen to receive $30,000 grants to build their projects.

Lincoln City Parks and Recreation is the 1st Parks and Recreation agency in Oregon to be chosen for this grant program, and will use the $30k grant to build a brand new Nature Play Space, including a “Story Circle” with trails, in a new park being constructed at SE 3rd and Keel.

“We are thrilled to have the support of NRPA and The Walt Disney Company in building our 1st Nature Play area in Lincoln City., said Jeanne Sprague, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Director. “We hope to incorporate many park amenities into our new Park located at SE 3rd and Keel, and this is the 1st step in the right direction.”

“NRPA is proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company to help more children and families experience the benefits of play,” said Kellie May, NRPA vice president of programs. “By increasing access to play spaces, this program will also provide unique activities tailored to the local community that support healthy lifestyles.”

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Historic Preservation Specialists to Walk Highway 101

Have you ever wondered about the local history behind a building? The City is excited to share a grant was received from the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) through the Oregon Main Streets Program, to conduct a walking survey of the commercial historic properties along Highway 101.

Two staff members accompanied by two interns with the SHPO will be in town Monday, June 24th through Wednesday, June 26th. The public may see the team in the community throughout the week photographing properties and collecting preliminary information.  The walking survey will focus on buildings around 50 years old or older throughout the business corridor of the Pearls along Hwy 101.

The survey’s findings will help the city determine the historic integrity of buildings throughout the historic business districts of Lincoln City.  The information can help the city leverage historic assets to encourage economic growth and revitalization.  There are no decisions being made at the time of the survey and properties will not be designated historic in any way as a direct result of the survey work being done.

Please note that the team will have proper identification and will not need to enter private property.  All photography will be completed from the public right-of-way and private homes won’t be surveyed.  Property owners do not need to be present, but are welcome to provide the SHPO staff with any historical information that they possess about their commercial buildings. If you have questions about the survey, contact the Planning and Community Development Department (541-996-2153).