In 2017 NRPA collaborated with The Walt Disney Company to expand the Meet Me at the Park program by awarding grants to local communities that provide new opportunities for inclusive play and physical activity for kids and families. Now in the second year of the program, the Meet Me at the Park play spaces program is awarding 25 new grants to park and recreation agencies and cities nationwide. These $30,000 grants will support projects that increase access to play spaces in local parks for children and families. Check out the 2018 grants below!
Alabama: City of Birmingham
Bessie Estell Park - inclusive play space.
Arkansas: City of Pine Bluff
Davis Street community garden and play space.
Colorado: City of Colorado Springs
Fountain Park at Hillside Community Center - beginner bike course.
Florida: Broward County
Quiet Waters Park - nature trail.
Georgia: The City of Augusta
Henry H. Brigham Park - inclusive play space.
Iowa: City of Des Moines
Belle Turner Park - inclusive trail space.
Iowa: City of Vinton
Riverside Park - natural play space and pathway.
Illinois: City of Highland
Rinderer Park - nature play space with ramps and inclusive features.
Illinois: Marion Park District
Heartland Regional Medical Center - inclusive playground.
Kansas: Unified Government of Wyandotte County
Fisher Park - inclusive play space.
Maine: City of Lewiston
Marcotte Park - inclusive play space.
Minnesota: Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board
North Mississippi Regional Park - ninja themed nature play area.
North Carolina: City of Greensboro
Brightwood Park - nature play space with STEM in mind.
North Carolina: City of Mount Airy
Riverside Park- transform basketball court into multi-court for people of all abilities.
Ohio: City of Columbus
Carriage Place Park - new nature themed playground.
Ohio: City of Toledo
Junction Park - outdoor performing space with connection to nature and imagination.
Oklahoma: Pawnee Nation of Oklahoma
Pirau Park means "Children's Park" - park renovation with new basketball court and enhanced gathering spaces.
Pennsylvania: City of Coatesville
Palmer Park - revitalization blending traditional recreation activities with re-imagined nature play.
Rhode Island: City of Central Falls
Sacred Heart Park - basketball court refurbishment.
South Carolina: City of Florence
Florence Inclusive Park – increased accessibility for new inclusive playground.
Texas: Hidalgo County Precinct 3
Katrina Park - safe nature trail with fitness amenities.
Vermont: City of Burlington
Oakledge Park - universal access to play space.
Washington: City of Bremerton
Manette Neighborhood Park - multi-sport court and innovative parks features.
Wisconsin: City of Milwaukee
Foundation Park - design and installation of play space surfacing with cultural symbols significant to the Hmong community.
West Virginia: Greater Huntington
St. Cloud Commons – “Play Has No Limits” inclusive play space.