Meet Me at the Park is a collaboration between the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company to bring the magic of parks and recreation to children and families across the United States.


Earth Month Campaign: April 2018

Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Campaign

For the fourth year, NRPA is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company—including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN—on the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign to provide communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids with nature, promote healthy living and provide access to sports.

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, NY, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Seattle, WA. The public can also nominate a city to receive a grant for a local park improvement project and the city with the most nominations will receive $20,000.

You can vote for one of three park projects in the 15 designated cities and/or nominate a city to receive $20,000 through the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign throughout the month of April. Materials and resources provided in a marketing toolkit can be used to spread the word about the Earth Month campaign. The toolkit includes tips, suggestions and messaging to help you engage your community for support.

Download the Toolkit

Browse the projects that received grants in 2017 and see the impacts that were made through this program.

For questions about the Earth Month Campaign, please email

Inclusive Play Space Grants: March 2018

Through Meet Me at the Park, NRPA in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company understand the need to improve access to outdoor play. Thanks to a grant from Disney, NRPA is excited to continue the Meet Me at the Park program in 2018 and provide additional communities with increased access to inclusive play spaces in local parks for children and families. As part of this program, park and recreation agencies in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and U.S. Territories are invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to inclusive play spaces for children and families in underserved communities. Agencies with the most innovative, scalable and impactful project ideas will receive grants to build their projects.  

This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.

Applications were due by Thursday, March 1, 2018.

Webinar to Learn More

NRPA hosted a webinar in January to give an overview of the goals of the grant and answer applicant questions. You can access the recording of the webinar through this link

If you have any questions about this grant opportunity please email

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