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Quality of Life
Old North Dayton Park Expansion Project
The Old North Dayton Park Expansion Project aims to reimage an important gateway park in the Old North Dayton Neighborhood. A master plan developed in partnership with stakeholder and resident support was recently created to re-envision the park as a greater asset to residents, businesses, and the Dayton community. The space envisions an activated recreational trailhead with access the Mad River and trail network, but also recognizes the area's unique immigrant history and local war veterans.
Organization Details
CityWide Development Corporation
8 N. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Montgomery
CityWide Neighborhood Development Corporation
8 N. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Montgomery Co.
Non-profit
Organization Contact Details
Katie Lunne
Senior Project Manager
CityWide Development Corporation
937-853-2520
8 N. Main Street
Dayton, Ohio. 45402
Montgomery
Karen DeMasi
CityWide Development Corp.
937-853-2555
kdemasi@citywidedev.com
Location Details
Dayton
Ohio
Ohio 10th
Financial Details
700000
784500
Through work of CityWide and Old North Dayton partners, fundraising for specific projects within the first phase of the park are completed or underway.
$10K Montgomery County Arts Grant

$50K CenterPoint Energy Foundation

$7.5K First Financial Foundation

$10K CityWide Opportunity Fund

$7K Private Philanthropy


Additional Funding Sources totaling $84,500
Construction or Capital
Yes
The physical park expansion was made possible through the Valley Street Road Realignment Project completed in 2020. This $1,004,600 project using STP and OPWC funding, expanded park greenspace, created for wider sidewalks, and added new decorative lighting and trees. These contributions though the road project were factored into the design process.
The Vectren Foundation (now CenterPoint Energy) has been a supporter of the larger community development initiatives within this neighborhood and committed $35,000 to hire design professionals to create the master plan vision for the space and then CenterPoint Energy Foundation followed up in 2022 with an additional $50K grant focused on improvements to the flag monuments focused on sharing the history of Old North Dayton community.

In 2021, thanks to a $10K Montgomery County Arts Grant and partnership with K12 & TEJAS, and business MobilityWorks, a new community mural was developed on the site. The mural took the place of a barren wall and added much needed vibrancy to the site.

Additional funding from the First Financial Foundation ($7,500), the CityWide Opportunity Fund ($10,000), and a Private Philanthropy donation ($7,000) will also be used to expand work on the site including relocating the US, State, and City Flags, adding additional site lighting.
Yes
Immediately
Ohio Department of Natural Resources Nature Works: Paddling Expansion Grant would help fund a portion of a new centralized Mad River access point.

Ohio Department of Natural Resources Clean Ohio Recreational Trails Program: Grant would help fund the creation of trailhead facilities linking Mad River trail with surface street trails within the park.

Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership Program (ORLP): Funding would be used to redevelop land to create new segment of the park as well as reinvigorate the existing park space.
Community Details
The Old North Dayton Park Expansion Project focuses on quality-of-life improvements for this neighborhood and the Dayton region. The Old North Dayton Neighborhood was ravaged by the Memorial Day Tornados that affected many Dayton communities in 2019. This Park will create a new amenity for residents in a neighborhood that saw so much devastation.
Outdoor facilities and gathering spaces have also proved to be an essential element of resident’s lives as the Covid Pandemic took hold of our nation. People across our communities “rediscovered” the outdoors, city parks, and other recreational amenities. Five Rivers Metroparks has reported an increase of over 25% in park attendance during the pandemic despite not offering any programming. Renewing City parks is a positive step for keeping residents engaged in an active outdoor lifestyle.

The improvement of Point Park can have an economic impact as well. The Greater Old North Dayton area is one of the City’s most important economic hubs, home to over 250 businesses and 10,000 jobs. The park serves as the major gateway to the Greater Old North Dayton job center. Beautiful corridors are welcoming and instils market confidence. The Greater Old North Dayton area already has a large economic impact on the City of Dayton, but developments like this can help retain businesses and workers in the area. Unique assets and the proximity of amenities can affect where people choose to both live and work. Creating spaces like Point Park set Dayton neighborhoods apart aid in that choice.

Allocated funding highlighted through the PDAC process would be used for both the construction of park and adding new features. The development of this shared community space helps create a unique sense of place and offers residents the ability to reconnect with nature. The redevelopment of neighborhood park spaces offer amenities and quality of life assets directly in our City neighborhoods providing easy and equitable access for all citizens.
Yes. CityWide received funding for the Webster Street Landing Project at Tech Town in 2017 with support from the State delegation and sponsored by Miami Conservancy District and CityWide and funded through Ohio Department of Natural Resources.
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Additional Details
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Katie Lunne
937-853-2520
klunne@citywidedev.com
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