Neighborhood Beautification

Neighborhood Beautification

Chair: Laura Line
Emily Dowdall, Julie Bush, Jon Potter, Libby Rosof, Sylvia Hamerman-Brown, Chris Bole


  • Indoor rec spaces for kids/families, esp. for cold weather seasons
  • sprayground in Clark Park
  • Sidewalk maintenance, shrubbery clearance, repair coordination
  • Reduction of noise pollution (Mr. Softee, dumpsters, late-night parties)
  • Bird Sanctuary

Block Improvement Grants

To improve the ‘streetscape’ in our neighborhood, SHCA’s Block Improvement Grants encourage the planting and maintenance of street trees, the creation of tree lawns and the installation of front gardens. Grants up to $500 for a single block and up to $1,200 for cooperating adjacent blocks require a dollar-for-dollar match of the grant amount through volunteer “sweat equity,” in-kind materials or services, or by cash donations. Funds for Spruce Hill’s grant program come from the Association’s membership dues and fundraising events such as the May Fair. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. For more information download a Block Grant Application. For more information, please contact [email protected]