April is Earth Month and the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney, ABC and ESPN are collaborating to revitalize parks across the country, including a park in Orlando through the Parks Build Community program. From April 1-30, residents can vote for one of three City of Orlando park and recreation projects and the winning project will receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements.
Trail Improvements at Bill Frederick Park
Upgrade the nature trail at Bill Frederick Park, giving the community a safe place to explore, learn about and connect with nature.
Parramore Kidz Zone Football
Give children in Parramore the opportunity to learn the game of football by providing safety gear and other equipment they need in order to enjoy the sport.
Shade Structure for Orlando Skate Park
Orlando Skate Park brings together skateboard, BMX and rollerblade enthusiasts. Give these athletes and their fans a break from the Florida sun with a new shade structure.
Through our Green Works initiative, Orlando has become the most sustainable City in the southeast and part of that achievement comes from our focus on transforming our urban environment to connect our neighborhoods by providing more parks and green public spaces that offer gathering spaces for recreation and social activity for our residents,” Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer said. “I am proud Orlando is a part of the Parks Build Community competition and how this partnership will help us continue to further our sustainability efforts.”
By visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired, park supporters can vote daily for their favorite park project. At the end of April, the park project with the most votes will receive grant funding. Residents can also vote for their favorite City of Orlando park to receive an additional grant.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not‐for‐profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of more than 47,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space.