Lincoln City Parks and Recreation has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company. This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.
Part of the national Meet Me at the Park Play Spaces grant program, park and recreation agencies across the country were invited to share their best ideas on increasing access to play spaces for children and families in their communities. Agencies with the most innovative and impactful project ideas were chosen to receive $30,000 grants to build their projects.
Lincoln City Parks and Recreation is the 1st Parks and Recreation agency in Oregon to be chosen for this grant program, and will use the $30k grant to build a brand new Nature Play Space, including a “Story Circle” with trails, in a new park being constructed at SE 3rd and Keel.
“We are thrilled to have the support of NRPA and The Walt Disney Company in building our 1st Nature Play area in Lincoln City., said Jeanne Sprague, Lincoln City Parks and Recreation Director. “We hope to incorporate many park amenities into our new Park located at SE 3rd and Keel, and this is the 1st step in the right direction.”
“NRPA is proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company to help more children and families experience the benefits of play,” said Kellie May, NRPA vice president of programs. “By increasing access to play spaces, this program will also provide unique activities tailored to the local community that support healthy lifestyles.”
For more information about Lincoln City Parks and Recreation, visit lincityoregon.org/parksandrec.
To learn more about Meet Me at the Park, visit www.nrpa.org/meetmeatthepark.