Parks Build Community

Parks Build Community Web LogoParks Build Community is a national initiative demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America. The vision to build and revitalize parks as thriving gathering places for youth, families and adults is one shared by NRPA, its industry and non-profit partners, and the thousands of park and recreation professionals who develop and maintain these treasured public places.

NRPA Annual Conference Projects

NRPA Annual Conference ProjectsEach year, NRPA conducts a complete park makeover in partnership with park equipment manufacturers and community organizations within the city hosting the NRPA Annual Conference. Begun in 2008, these annual Parks Build Community projects have included restoration of existing parks and building brand new parks. The 2015 project is Joe Kneip Park located in North Las Vegas, NV. Visit to learn more.

Please email Gina Cohen with questions or to help with future NRPA Annual Conference Projects.

Be Inspired Earth Month Campaign

Parks Build Community Vote Thumbnail NRPA collaborated with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney | ABC Television Group and ESPN, to expand the Parks Build Community initiative by providing 16 communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids to nature, help kids and families live healthier, and increase kids’ access to sports. Through our Meet Me At the Park PSA and social media, we invited you to choose the winners. Thank you for helping us select parks across the country to receive grant funding to help make improvements.

View the 2016 Parks Build Community winners!

Check out the previous winners that were selected thanks to your votes, and the impacts that were made.

View details about the communities and projects that received resources through this collaboration in 2015.

Please email Lori Robertson with questions about Be Inspired.

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