Earth Month Campaign

For the fourth year NRPA and The Walt Disney Company teamed up to celebrate Earth Month by helping to fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities. This program is part of NRPA and Disney’s commitment to provide 1 million kids and families with greater access to play. 

Throughout Earth Month in April, the public cast their votes and nominations to direct grant funding for park improvement projects that connect kids to nature, inspire healthy living and provide access to sports. The 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 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.

Check out the projects that received the most votes and see the total collective impact that has been 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 were 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.

Check Out The Selected Projects!

If you have any questions about the Play Spaces grant program, please email


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