By visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired, Orlando residents can vote daily for their favorite park project from April 1-30, 2016. The projects are:
- Engelwood Neighborhood Center Community Garden: Revamping the garden’s irrigation and upgrading tools to help students learn not only how to grow and harvest their crops, but also about healthy eating as they prepare meals and learn about nutrition.
- Poppy Park Court Revitalization: Refurbishing the popular basketball court will allow it to continue to be a destination for activity and play.
- Al Coith Park Fitness Pods: Installing fitness pods along the walking and jogging trail will help keep Orlando residents active.
“Parks have immense power. They help families live healthier lives, connect kids to nature, increase kids’ access to sports and so much more,” said Barbara Tulipane, President and CEO of NRPA. “Parks Build Community is a great opportunity to share the power of parks during Earth Month while bringing essential funds to critical local park projects.”
Last year, Orlando residents voted for the City’s Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake to win the $20,000 grant, which provided funding for enhancements made to the Nature Connect Trail helping further opportunities for visitors to the park to learn about nature with hands-on activities.
The National Recreation and Park Association is a 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. For more information, visit www.NRPA.org.