07-21-21 | News

$2.5 Million in Funding Announced from NRPA Grant Funding

Resilient Park Access Grant Funding Awarded to Seven
by Staff

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) awards grant fund totaled more than $2.5 million to support community driven, strategies to achieve equitable park access that also improve resilience and the health of the community.

The grants were awarded to seven agencies ranging in amount from $300,000 to $433,800. The grant allows park and recreation agencies peer learning and coaching, professional development, and networking opportunities.

"NRPA strives for a future where all people have access to the benefits of quality parks and recreation. Achieving this future requires recognizing the systemic inequities that have created very different lived experiences in communities across the country - differences based on factors like racial disparities and socioeconomic gaps," Kristine Stratton, NRPA president and CEO explained, "Putting equity at the center of our work means we are committed to supporting and advancing local solutions through grant opportunities, and we are proud to work with these six communities leading the way."


Award winners are;
City of Detroit Parks and Recreation, Detroit, Michigan
City of Farmington Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs, Farmington, New Mexico
City of Lynnwood Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department, Lynnwood, Washington
New Orleans Recreation Development Commission, New Orleans, Louisiana
Navajo Nation Division of Natural Resources, Navajo Nation
The ONEPGH Fund, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania$2.5-million-in-funding-to-support-equitable-access-to-parks/

As seen in LASN magazine, July 2021.


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