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25 Communities Awarded Grants for Play Spaces
NRPA and Disney Support Play Through Funding

25 Communities Awarded Grants for Play Spaces

The National Recreation and Parks Association's Meet Me at the Park program has provided opportunities for kids and families across the United States. Many park and recreation departments have created innovative and impactful project ideas and have been awarded funds to build those projects to set up safe, inclusive play spaces.


Following the previous news article on the positive impact of renovated play spaces (click HERE), the National Recreation and Park Association has announced the 2019 Play Spaces grants for the Meet Me at the Park campaign. Along with the $1 million donation provided by the Walt Disney Company, the funding supports projects that increase access to play spaces and promotes the benefits of play in local parks.

As planned, 25 communities are receiving $30,000. The following is a complete list of the cities and projects:
• City of King Cove, Alaska -King Cove Playground
• City of Eureka, California - Clara May Berry Park/Humboldt County Library
• City of Morgan Hill, California - Galvan Park
• Hayward, California -Mia's Dream Come True/Tennyson Park
• Los Angeles County, California -Mobile Play in South Los Angeles
• San Francisco, California - Alice Chalmers Playground
• City of New Britain, Connecticut -Stanley Quarter Park
• City of Homestead, Florida -Losner Park
• City of Orlando, Florida -Lorna Doone Park Inclusive Playground Project
• Wheeling, Illinois - Mobile playground
• City of South Bend, Indiana - Revitalization of Howard Park
• City of Garden City, Kansas - Harold Long Park
• City of Belmont, North Carolina - Linford Park inclusive playground
• Durham, North Carolina -Burton Park playground
• Scotland County, North Carolina - Washington Park Playground Makeover
• Borough of Audubon, New Jersey - Recreation Center Park
• New York City, New York - Fitness Mobile
• Lincoln City, Oregon - nature play area
• City of Brownsville, Texas - Inclusion Caboose Project in Linear Park
• City of Nolanville, Texas - Monarch Park
• Houston, Texas - Clark Park soccer field
• Chesterfield County, Virginia - Mobile playground
• Hopewell, Virginia - Kings Court Playground renovation
• City of Kent, Washington - Meridian Glenn Park Playground
• Winnebago County, Wisconsin - The Natural Way/Winnebago County Community Park

Click HERE to learn more about Meet Me at the Park.



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