Through the 10-Minute Walk Campaign, NRPA with support from JPB Foundation and an Anonymous Funder, is excited to offer grants and technical assistance to support planning efforts that help cities increase access to high-quality parks within a 10-minute walk. In the first round of grants 12-13 cities will receive $40,000 to work alongside NRPA, The Trust for Public Land (TPL), and the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to develop their highest, best, and measurable commitment to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign. 

Cities selected will have access to the following benefits:

  • Ongoing technical assistance from NRPA, TPL, ULI, and additional national and local experts to support local planning efforts
  • Access and technical support for planning and mapping tools such as TPL’s ParkServe® and Parkology
  • Peer-to-peer support and networking opportunities to share lessons learned and address challenges
  • National visibility through:
    • Articles in Parks and Recreation magazine, Open Space Blog, partner publications, and national press releases
    • Opportunities to present at national conferences, including the NRPA Annual Conference


  • The main applicant must be a local government park and recreation agency, (e.g., municipal park and recreation department, tribal recreation department, park district, etc.)
  • The Mayor of the city applying must be signed on to the 10-Minute Walk Campaign and provide a statement of support for this application. 
  • At least 2 partners (outside of parks and recreation) must partner with you on this project and provide signed statements of support
    • If you have a local ULI and/or TPL office in your area, we strongly encourage you to gather letters or statements of support from these offices. These will count towards the two partners. 
  • Applicants must demonstrate a clear interest and commitment to the campaign, strong project management, and leadership support.

Applications were due by 11:59PM ET on Friday, March 9, 2018.

Timeline and Important Dates

  • Application Open             January 29, 2018              
  • Informational Webinar   February 6, 2018
  • Application Closes           March 9, 2018
  • Cities Selected                  April 1, 2018

To Learn More

NRPA hosted a webinar on February 6, 2018 to provide an overview of the program and help answer applicant questions. To view this archived webinar, visit the Online Learning Center.

If you have any questions, please contact the 10-Minute Walk Team at

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