Earth Month Campaign: April 2018

Voting and nominators for the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Campaign has concluded.

On June 1, we will announce the 15 park projects and one city that will receive $20,000 grants.

The Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign is a collaboration between NRPA,  Disney, ESPN and ABC. The campaign provides 16 communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids to nature, inspire kids and families to live healthier lifestyles, and increase access to sports for youth.

Throughout the month of April, the general public had the opportunity to vote for one of three projects in 15 select cities to receive $20,000 in grant funding. Voters could also nominate a city or town anywhere across the country to be entered for the chance to receive a $20,000 grant that will be used to support a local park within that community. The areas participating in Meet Me at the Park include one “wild card” city and:


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

Seattle, WA


Check out last year's winners that were selected thanks to your votes, and see the impacts that were made. 

Please email with questions about the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month Campaign.

Play Space Grants

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.

New grantees will be announced on June 1, 2018.

If you have any questions about this grant opportunity please email

Check Out The 2017 Winning Projects!


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