Parks Build Community—is an ongoing national initiative demonstrating the transformative value of parks and recreation on the health and vitality of communities across America. The vision: to select an urban park in need of revitalization—specifically in an underserved area—and transform the property into a thriving gathering place for youth and adults.
In the first three years of this program we’ve positively influenced communities in Washington, DC, Atlanta, GA, and Los Angeles, CA and continue our efforts to bring parks to all.
We need your help with this effort so we ask, please think about making a gift that will give back for generations. Donate to support Parks Build Community and help revitalize communities and lives everywhere through parks and recreation. Thank you for your support!
View the short video to the right that demonstrates the transformative value of parks and recreation.
Ongoing Projects: The Future of Parks Build Community
In 2013, NRPA is working on the revitalization of Shady Lane Park in Houston, Texas. In partnership with Houston Parks and Recreation Department, City of Houston and Harris County Flood Control District as well as vendors and suppliers, Shady Lane Park will be transformed into a nature playscape and wetlands restoration areas for the surrounding communities to enjoy. The park will engage the community in the natural landscape of the bayou via trails, discovery elements and nature themed playground. The enhanced park will be unveiled at NRPA Congress and Exposition in October 2013.
If you would like to help establish or revitalize parks in underserved neighborhoods across America consider donating to support Parks Build Community and help us revitalize communities and lives everywhere through parks and recreation.
For more information about Parks Build Community, please contact Richard Dolesh at 703.858.2158.