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beautifying Downtown

Trees, flowers and uniform newsracks enhance Your Downtown

The Downtown Dayton Partnership wants to make the center city an inviting place for downtown workers, visitors and residents. The DDP has worked to bring trees, flower planters and newsracks downtown.

First Bloom
Since 2004, the First Bloom program has been bringing color and beauty to downtown Dayton each spring. Downtown business and property owners purchase planters filled with colorful flowers. The planters are assembled by expert volunteers from Wegerzyn Gardens. The owners of the planters purchase their contents and maintain them throughout the season. If you are a downtown business or property owner interested in planters for your property, call (937) 224-1518.

More than 100 new trees have been planted in downtown Dayton since Fall 2006 thanks to a contribution from the Green Downtown Dayton Fund. The fund’s contribution was made as a local match to a federal Downtown Walkability Enhancement Grant.

More than 30 new newsracks were installed throughout the core of downtown Dayton in early 2007. The uniform appearance of the newsracks enhances the pedestrian experience downtown. These newsracks are maintained by the Downtown Ambassadors, who clean and repair them as necessary.