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Beautification

SUM=STL (a sculpture about art, science, education and STL)

This commissioned sculpture resembling a giant abacus would be planted in the Citygarden and invite people of all ages to interact and learn while representing the growth of education and technology in Saint Louis.

Education

Yadi is Batting .302 and Graduating 97%

Extend St. Louis' enthusiasm for sports to help improve the schools.

Marketing

St. Louis Day

Make March 14 of every year St. Louis Day

Non-profit

Dog Park @ Forest Park

Most major U.S. cities have large, accessible dog parks located in high-density, "walkable” neighborhoods and these parks contribute a great deal to the overall quality of life and morale of community residents. Forest Park boasts a great deal of outdoor space and much of the park land is not regularly used. Additionally, there is an abundance of parking available along park roads and the park is already one of the biggest destinations for families and people with an active lifestyle. All of these factors make Forest Park the ideal site for St. Louis City’s first large, state-of-the-art dog park. Dog parks add a great deal of value to a community. They are a place for residents to exercise and socialize their dogs, which positively affects the health of dogs and their owners. Dog parks also function as a social center for residents. Residents will frequently congregate at the dog park, where they can mingle with other residents and form new community ties. For some people, the dog park may be their primary source of daily contact with other human beings. Dog parks also encourage people to get out and stay active. St. Louis, on a social level, has developed the unfortunate reputation of being extremely cliquish and insular. The existence of a large, accessible, open-to-the-public dog park in a central landmark location will help to break residents out of their insular circles and facilitate positive, community-building, social interaction. Additionally, dog parks that are managed properly are a great source of revenue for the community and the City parks system. Through paid dog registrations, rule enforcement (fines), and the increase in visitors to Forest Park, the City can generate a positive fiscal return through proper marketing and oversight of the Forest Park Dog Park. St. Louis is in dire need of more community-focused activities that will bring a diverse range of residents together to share in their common interests. The Forest Park Dog Park is precisely the type of facility St. Louis needs to move forward as a more active, healthy, and united city.

Beautification

Swings St Louis

Hang swings in and around St Louis. Parks, paths, structures, office buildings ... any place that would give someone a few minutes of enjoyment ... after all ... it is impossible to be sad on a swing - try it - Its IMPOSSIBLE!

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Beautification

Beautify St. Louis with Neighborhood Pride and Other Art

This idea is inspired by Atlanta's "Living Walls, the City Speaks" organization, and the recent "Shaw" painting on the NE corner of Tower Grove Ave and Shaw (see 1st image). See Living Walls, the City Speaks Facebook Page or Google Image search for example of the creative use of their walls. https://www.facebook.com/LivingWallsATL/photos_stream http://www.google.com/search?q=Living+Walls,+the+City+Speaks&hl=en&client=safari&tbo=d&rls=en&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=x-ukUNmFGej7ygGw_YDoBA&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAA&biw=1148&bih=582

Beautification

Poplar Street Viewing Pods

Create a bike and pedestrian bridge on the north side of the Poplar Street Bridge similar in design to the Helix Bridge in Singapore with viewing pods to look out over the water, archgrounds, Eads Bridge, and East St. Louis natural area.

Marketing

Christmas Lights!

As a child, my family drove into London just to see the city all lit up with Christmas lights and other seasonal displays. St. Louis needs to do the same, with seasonal entertainers, lit up streets and a seasonal coloring of the Arch!

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