In April 2017, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to help fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities through the national Meet Me at the Park campaign. During Earth Month in April, people can vote for one of three projects in 15 select cities to receive a $20,000 grant that will be used to support a local park in need within that community. The public will also be able to nominate a 16th city for the chance to win $20,000 for a local park.
Public voting for Meet Me at the Park will take place April 1-30, 2017. People can vote daily online at www.NRPA.org/BeInspired or via text (standard message and data rates may apply).
Park supporters everywhere have two ways to get involved.
(1) During April, vote daily for park projects located in 15 communities across the country. The communities participating in Meet Me at the Park are Austin, TX, Brevard County, FL, Charlotte, NC, Chicago, IL, Durham, NC, Fresno, CA, Hartford, CT, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, CA, Miami, FL, New York City, NY, Orlando, FL, Philadelphia, PA, San Francisco, CA, and Seattle, WA. Vote for your favorite park projects at www.NRPA.org/BeInspired.
(2) During April, nominate a U.S. city for the chance to win a $20,000 grant for a local park. Vote for your local park at www.NRPA.org/BeInspired.