Parks Build Community

Parks Build CommunityParks 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.

Be Inspired

Select parks across the country to receive grant fundingNRPA is collaborating with Disney, ABC and ESPN to expand Parks Build Community and provide communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids with nature, promote healthy living and provide access to sports. During Earth Month this April, help us select parks across the country to receive grant funding to help make improvements. Visit to learn how.

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.

If you would like to support Parks Build Community, please contact Jimmy O'Connor at 703.858.2177.

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