Addressing park accessibility helps increase the use of parks and plays a critical part in ensuring that communities have access to places to be physically active. The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Safe Routes to School National Partnership created the Safe Routes to Parks Action Framework, intended to be used as a guide that will engage leaders and community members in an ongoing process to ensure that community policies and practices support safe and equitable access to parks.
The Safe Routes to Parks Action Program is currently accepting applications for awards for ten grantee communities in 2018. Grantee communities will receive grants of $12,000 each, and will receive training, coaching and technical assistance. Technical assistance will include resources, webinars, site visits, peer support, and feedback on plans and projects over the grant period. For more information, click here.