Tag Archives: Parks

Can you dig it? Theresa & The Tulip Team plant 1,000 bulbs!

22 Oct

Thanks to one of South Park’s philanthopric investors, Full Circle Development, Historic South Park is blooming beautiful in more ways than one.  Theresa Gasper, Full Circle’s founder and president, donated 1,000 tulip bulbs and pulled together a team to plant them in South Park’s green spaces. The team devoted two recent weekend mornings to the cause. Last […]

Work Continues on Park Drive Boulevard

26 Sep

Thanks to the quick work of local contractors L.J. DeWeese, Phase I of the Boulevard beautification project is complete. Phase II will begin in about two weeks by Belgray of Dayton. They will tackle the 100 and 300 blocks, repairing sidewalks and putting up reproduction street lamps, and completing the electrical work. Belgray plans to […]

Boulevard Beautification Begins!

13 Sep

L.J. DeWeese has broken ground on the Boulevard on Sept 12 and will be there for about 25 days as they work to complete Phase 1 of the Park Drive Boulevard Beautification project, funded by the award of a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant and a $5,000 matching grant from Historic South Park neighbors.  When both […]

Dayton turns out for our Groundbreaking Ceremony!

17 Aug

Historic South Park was honored by its friends, neighbors as well as representatives of the City of Dayton and Montgomery County on Monday, August 15, 2011 at 10AM. Speakers were City Commissioner Nan Whaley and 28-year resident of South Park and preservationist Pam Miller Howard. All the TV channels and the Dayton Daily News covered the Groundbreaking […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony Aug. 15 to celebrate new sidewalks, lighting on Park Drive Boulevard

01 Aug

The broad, shady boulevard that defines the neighborhood of Historic South Park is about to experience its latest phase of renewal. On Monday, August 15th at 10AM, a groundbreaking ceremony will celebrate the Park Drive Boulevard Improvement Project. Thanks to a $300,000 Community Development Block Grant, historic reproduction street lights and improved sidewalks will add […]

Pedestrian Bridge Clean-up: Saturday, July 16, 9:00am

14 Jul

A group called Up Dayton has been looking into various possibilities for overhauling the bridge, and, as a start, volunteers from South Park and Oregon will be picking up trash, pulling weeds and collecting any debris to make the bridge more attractive. This is just a start – possibilities for the bridge, including possibly painting, […]

We Reached Our Goal!

23 Feb

Last year, Historic South Park was awarded a Capital Improvements grant in the amount of $300,000 to fix walkways and add historic lighting on the Park Drive Boulevard. As part of the grant, we were asked to contribute $5,000 in matching funds, so, in December, we embarked on a matching fund campaign. As of February […]

South Park Awarded MCSWD Grant!

01 Jan

More good news for the Great South Park Tot Lot Project! In December, the Montgomery County Solid Waste District awarded the neighborhood a grant in the amount of $3,768.75  for benches (made of recycled material, of course), trash receptacles and playground equipment. The grant administrators were very impressed with the plans for the Tot Lot […]

$300,000 in Capital Improvements Coming to South Park!

15 Dec

It’s like a holiday gift to the whole neighborhood! As you know, South Park was awarded a Community Development Block Grant (community improvement money from U.S. Housing and Urban Development distributed through the City of Dayton). Our award is in the amount of up to $300,000 for replacement of deteriorated walkways and additional decorative lighting […]