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Colors on the Parking Garage

Hazard’s brand new downtown developer, Bailey Richards, came up with this neat idea for sprucing up the parking structure! A part of the Arts Alliance’s HazArt project, adding these rainbow colored stripes to the outside of the parking garage will re-purpose this underutilized space, and

Umbrellas Over the Parklet

Right now, the Parklet gets pretty hot in the spring and summer. While volunteers work on little projects to transform this space, a place to cool down could make their work easier. Many cities have installed umbrellas as a colorful way to shade streets and

Pathway to Fishing Pier

Currently, the established River Arts Greenway trail ends at the fishing pier behind City Hall. This simple project extends the trail from the pier, behind parallel parking spots (changed from existing pull-in spots), and to the boat ramp, where another section of trail is proposed

Boat Ramp Pathway

This little connector pathway offers Greenway users a cut through a patch of wildflowers away from the road. It would run from the top of the boat ramp to the lower ramp into the parking structure (leading to the mural) via a gentle incline. Wildflowers

Kudzu Fence

There is a LOT of kudzu in Hazard. Mostly it’s looked upon as a nuisance or an eyesore. But what if we can put it to use? As a super renewable resource, there is an abundance of vines ripe for all sorts of arts and

Soup by IVH

Hazard Soup

When: Wednesday, Nov 8 at 6pm – 8pm  – People’s ParkHazard Soup is a community building fundraiser. The basic premise is that community members come to the soup dinner, pay $5 for a bowl which is then collected in a “pot” of money. Participants and

Mediterranean Garden

The back side of Hazard City Hall is currently a fairly unengaging rocky hillside. This Mediterranean garden concept takes advantage of the natural slope of the space to display tiers of hardy and pollinator-friendly plants. Careful selection of plants with consideration to care needs and

Outdoor Movies

This area could easily become a place to enjoy movies in the evening during three possible seasons! We would need a projector screen, projector, speakers, and extension cords. It would be awesome to work with local organizations to create short stories to share at an

Smith Building Mural and Greenway Gate

At the south end of the River Arts Greenway, a mural and gateway would welcome people to Hazard and onto the Greenway. The building that would feature a mural, the Smith Building, is owned by the Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky, and its purchase was a


Little, affordable projects created by volunteers and community members transform this space over time, making it a true community park(let)! The parklet features planters created from recycled hot water heaters and picnic tables where anyone can take a seat and watch the basketball games. Hot