Dayton, Ohio – The City of Dayton has approved a $365,000 investment to improve McIntosh Park, utilizing funds from the Dayton Recovery Plan. The project will involve constructing a parking lot and repairing curbs and sidewalks at the park, which is situated at 882 W. Riverview Ave. and is named after Dayton civil rights leader W.S. McIntosh. The Department of Public Works will supervise the work, which has been awarded to Double Jay Construction, LLC. McIntosh Park is a popular destination for community gatherings, sports activities, and a splash pad. The new parking lot will consist of 70 parking spaces and is expected to be completed by July 3, 2023. The project will have 25% participation from Minority Business Enterprise.
The Dayton Recovery Plan is a comprehensive initiative that utilizes data-driven methods to analyze socio-economic, health, and demographic data to make informed funding decisions to address the infrastructure, economic, and equity issues in Dayton. The plan is being funded by the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, with Dayton receiving the largest grant in its history of $138 million. The Dayton Recovery Plan focuses on City-led and managed projects that support neighborhood revitalization efforts that directly impact minority communities that have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic and long-standing economic and social inequities.
In summary, the Dayton Recovery Plan has made a significant investment in improving McIntosh Park by funding the construction of a parking lot and repairing the curbs and sidewalks at the park, named in honor of Dayton civil rights leader W.S. McIntosh. The plan utilizes data-driven approaches to address the infrastructure, economic, and equity issues in Dayton, with a focus on supporting neighborhood revitalization efforts that directly impact minority communities. The plan is funded by the ARPA funds, with Dayton receiving the largest grant in its history.