The “Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces” grant program is a collaboration between the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. Disney funds grants that NRPA awards to park and recreation agencies that submit the best ideas to help make outdoor play accessible to children and families in underserved communities.
Since 2015, NRPA and Disney have collaborated through Meet Me at the Park on more than 130 park improvement projects. From Earth Month campaigns to the play spaces projects listed below, they are positively impacting the lives of more than 1 million children and families by increasing access to healthier lifestyles and safe, inclusive and innovative play spaces to enjoy for years to come.
When NRPA and Disney launched the Meet Me at The Park Play Spaces grant program in 2017, we set an ambitious goal: to bring new play and physical activity projects to more than one million children and families. In less than three years, we have achieved our goal, reaching more than 1 million children and families in 39 states across the United States. In all, grants totaling $2.3 million facilitated new projects benefiting 75 parks nationwide.
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Through the Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces grant program, we have seen some truly incredible stories come to life. This video highlights just some of the impacts we’ve made over three years.
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Since 2017, NRPA and Disney have annually funded 25 play spaces throughout the country. Together, we are inspiring thousands of kids and families to get up, get outside, get active and be their best. These new play spaces represent the best designs in terms of innovation and scalability. The map below highlights our 2017 and 2018 projects. Learn about our 2019 projects and grantees.
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Click on a region below to explore a play space near you!