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Dave Loves Giving Back to the Community as a Downtown Visions Safety Ambassador

Meet our ambassadors who make Downtown Wilmington, Delaware a better place to live, work and play! 

Dave, a safety ambassador for Downtown Wilmington decided to move to the area and make his daily life about making a difference in the local community. He loves his work and is proud to be able to support the Downtown Development District. 

Feel free to ask Dave or any of our safety ambassadors for information about downtown. They can give you directions, information on restaurants, hotels and local shops as well as help you get where you need to go.

If you are in need of a safety escort, one of our friendly ambassadors would be happy to help. Call (302) 425-4200 x1 to request a free Safety Escort anywhere within the neighborhood, seven days a week; Monday – Friday 8:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.; weekends 9:15 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. 

Supporting Downtown Visions and their mission is simple, click here to make a donation.

Interested in making a difference each day while working? Check out Downtown Visions' current opportunities here. 

Martin Hageman, Executive Director of Downtown Visions Sees Progress and Hope in The City of Wilmington

Curious what "The Vision" is in Downtown Visions? Downtown Visions is proud to devote an overwhelming share of its resources to highly visible and effective on-street programs such as the following:

  • Business Marketing and Education
  • Historic Building Preservation
  • The Wilmington Farmer's Market
  • Signage and Facade Improvement Programs 
  • Security Gate Removal
  • Cleaning Ambassadors
  • Safety Ambassadors
  • Small Business Saturday
  • & Much More! 

Downtown Visions is a private, non-profit organization that manages the Business Improvement District in Wilmington. Our Main Street® program not only saves historic buildings, but also focuses on small business recruitment, business marketing and promotion, all of which work towards the greater effort of creating new jobs.

To support Downtown Visions fiscally or through volunteering, click here. 

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Your Opinion Matters What Do YOU Think About Rodney Square? Take the Rodney Square Revitalization Plan Survey

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Rodney Square is one of the iconic public places in the State of Delaware. Since its completion in 1921, the Square has served as the premier public space in downtown Wilmington, enriching the public life by supporting civic and business needs.

The purpose of the Revitalization Plan is to create a new vision for the Square - a vision that integrates the aspirations and demands of a contemporary city center with the cultural heritage of a historic civic space.

The Rodney Square Conservancy working with the City of Wilmington has commissioned Wilmington landscape architects Robinson Anderson Summers with OLIN of Philadelphia, to develop a Revitalization Plan for the Square.

This survey is the first part of an ongoing effort to improve Rodney Square. The answers to this survey will inform the Conservancy and its design consultants as they define a comprehensive vision for the 21st century. As the plan is developed over the coming months, there will be other opportunities for the community to participate in this effort.

This survey should take approximately five minutes. Thank you for your time and input.

We ask for email addresses so we may inform you of upcoming meetings for the project.


Take the Survey

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Your City, Your Park, Help it Come to Life!

Photo Courtesy of Spaceboy Clothing

Photo Courtesy of Spaceboy Clothing

Humble Park at the corner of 4th & Shipley is about to not be so "humble" anymore! Thanks to a collaboration between The City of Wilmington, Downtown Visions and Sanchez of Spaceboy Clothing, the park will soon be filled with vendors, art and entertainment! 

The press is excited for what is to come, and the park is already receiving attention from Technical. ly Delaware and The News Journal! The very first event is a comedy show, scheduled for August 25th at 7 PM and we need YOUR help to prepare! Join your fellow neighbors and business owners in cleaning up the space for everyone to enjoy! We will be meeting on Saturday, August 12th from 9 AM- 1 PM. Feel free to let us know you are coming through our Facebook Event and be sure to spread the word by inviting your friends. This is your chance to be a part of the renaissance happening in your city!

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Each future event at the park will not only provide incredible entertainment, it will be giving back to those who need it most. A hot dog stand ran by the Wilmington-based Rick VanStory Resource Center, a recovery-oriented peer center for people with psychiatric disabilities will provide food for sale for each of the shows. Additionally, each of the shows will be free to the public, and have a fundraising effort on-site for a special cause. The show on the 25th will raise funds for Ramona Robinson of Wilmington, who is battling breast cancer and is a family member of Sanchez of Spaceboy.

Have an idea for the park, or want to help contribute to its positive future that is going to affect hundreds of Wilmingtonians? Let us know!

Click the image above to watch a short video provide by Delaware Online on all of the progress made by the generous volunteers!

Click the image above to watch a short video provide by Delaware Online on all of the progress made by the generous volunteers!

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Post by Julia Mason of Enthusiasm Lab