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About Us

Encore Batavia began in 2020 as an initiative of the Batavia Parks Foundation with a vision of “Empowering an intergenerational Batavia,” and a mission of “Weaving our community together through experiences fostering purpose and connection.”

Interactive Art

This team’s work is broken up into four phases, currently finishing up Phase I and starting Phase II.
I. Surveying and documenting public art in Batavia.
II. Creating an interactive art map/app.
III. Adding new interactive art to celebrate our history and enhance Batavia.
IV. Developing interactive art walking and bicycling tours, then promoting art through marketing channels.

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Batavia Men's Shed

There are over 1,000 Men’s Shed in the world committed to promoting social connections, hands-on-projects, and support opportunities among men. Batavia is starting a shed for men of all ages and is currently exploring options for establishing a physical space/shed as well as launching a mobile shed where members work “shoulder to shoulder” while planning and building community projects.

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ENgage Batavia Volunteers

Creating and promoting intergenerational volunteer and paid work opportunities, the purpose team leverages what exists and pilots new initiatives to help give residents purpose at every st(age) of life.
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Intergenerational Playground

This team is studying best practice in intergenerational playgrounds and parks while identifying potential location/s in Batavia to design new intergenerational play spaces. All generations are invited to participate on this team from research to design, funding and construction, fueling inspiration for a possible new playground/park in Batavia’s future.

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