To celebrate Earth Month and the importance of local parks, each April, NRPA, in collaboration with Disney, ESPN and ABC, engages the public through a voting campaign to provide communities with resources to improve local parks. These resources support projects that connect kids to nature, inspire healthy living, and increase kids’ access to sports through the Meet Me at the Park initiative.
There are 15 designated communities which include: Austin, TX, Brevard County, FL, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Durham, NC, Fresno, CA, Hartford, CT, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Seattle, WA. To motivate people everywhere to advocate for their parks, one additional city with the most write-in nominations is selected as our nominated city winner.
Throughout April, the public voted for one of three park projects in each of the 15 designated cities and nominated cities across the country to win a $20,000 grant for a park improvement project. One additional city was selected as our write-in nomination winner. Thanks to all your dedicated votes, these 16 parks will be revitalized.
Check Out the 2017 Winning Park Projects!