What is Placemaking?

With community-based participation at its center, an effective Placemaking process capitalizes on a local community's assets, inspiration, and potential, and it results in the creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people's health, happiness, and well-being.

•      Collectively reimagines and reinvents public space as the heart of every community.
•      Capitalizes on a local community’s assets, inspiration, and potential.
•      Creation of quality public spaces that contribute to people’s health, happiness, safety and well-being.

The Wyoming Business Council offers micro grants to those communities who have completed Placemaking training.

2018 Grant Application

Following the lighter, quicker, cheaper method of designing great places, this micro-grant will help make your great place happen. Please work with your WBC Regional Director.  Their approval is required before submitting an application.

2018 Placemaking Grant Scoring Criteria

Placemaking Reporting
Reports are due 6 and 12 months after the project is complete.

Placemaking Training

Regional Placemaking trainings will be provided during the Spring of 2018.  Completion of the Power of 10 exercise and site visits will be made following the regional training.  Keep checking back for more information.

Project for Public Spaces (PPS)

Project for Public Spaces (PPS) is a nonprofit planning, design and educational organization dedicated to helping people create and sustain public spaces that build stronger communities. Our pioneering Placemaking approach helps citizens transform their public spaces into vital places that highlight local assets, spur rejuvenation and serve common needs.  Wyoming received a grant from the National Main Street Center to bring this important concept to Wyoming.Wyoming received a grant from the National Main Street Center to bring this important concept to Wyoming.


Grow Walls
Bright Agrotech teamed with downtown Laramie to dress up the core of the city by installing vertical grow towers. The produce and flowers catch the attention of locals and visitors.



Annie's Park
Renovated park that includes this bench that was designed and constructed by Glenrock High School welding and shop students.

Bike Racks
21 bike racks are located around town that businesses have sponsored for $365 each.

Cielinski Way
A pathway created to provide a nice walk between Hardware Hank and the Commerce Block.


Parklet in downtown Rawlins.

Rock Springs

Mini Golf Course
Mini Golf Course in downtown Rock Springs.