In 2022, the city launched a Beautification of Public Spaces Pilot Program to beautify some of our more visible public spaces. For the Pilot Program, we partnered with private and non-profit entities who donated or sponsored spaces to beautify. We are happy to announce that the Pilot Program was an unqualified success, and we are moving forward with beautifying our spaces again this year.
After discussion and review of our Pilot Program, this year’s islands will include landscaping fabric and mulch. We have added an additional area, the West Park Street traffic island, and connected water to it. This island will be maintained by the Lebanon Garden Club as in years past. We have also contracted with a local landscaping company, Premier Property Services, LLC, who will maintain islands that are not sponsored.
Some of last year’s partners are once again sponsoring their spaces, which leaves us with three areas in downtown Lebanon remaining for either sponsorship or donation (Raised Beds, Traffic Island 1, and Traffic Island 3). In future years, we hope to expand opportunities and branch out to other areas of the city to include more and different types of public spaces (designated road medians, leisure ways, parks, lawns around City buildings, et cetera).
To participate, businesses and non-profit entities have the below options to choose from:
- Directly donate funding to pay for a beautification space (minimum of $750 with 1-3 sponsors per area);
- Purchase materials and use your own workforce to plant and maintain a beautification space (by June 1 – October 15).
No matter which option you choose, a sign acknowledging your company will be provided by the City in the space.
Our goal is to have these islands populated with plants and flowers by June 1. Each agreement is valid for one season (May 1 to October 15).
We look forward to working together as we continue to make Lebanon an even more beautiful place to live, work and visit.
If you would like to join us in beautifying the City's public spaces, please complete the Beautification of Public Spaces Form.
If you have a creative idea for a public art display, please use the Public Art Display Form.
Please visit LebanonNH.gov/Beautify for information or contact the City Manager's Office at email@example.com