The Oakwood Neighborhood utilized a $250 Neighborhood Enhancement Mini-grant from the City of East Lansing to paint the stairs ascending from Valley Court Park to Oakhill Avenue. The mini-grants provide modest funding to neighborhoods in an effort to support neighborhood enhancement projects – everything from the installation of new signs/planters to beautification efforts, special neighborhood events, community cleanups and more.
A great example of community building to enhance the diversity and landscape of a shared space, the stairs now feature vibrant rainbow colors, providing a cheerful and unique welcome to the neighborhood and a colorful backdrop for the East Lansing Farmer’s Market.
The Oakwood Neighborhood’s rainbow stairs were also a part of the City of East Lansing’s official Urban Mural Project (crack art), which encourages small-scale art installations in unexpected locations throughout the community.
(Source: City of East Lansing)