Meet Me at the Park

Last updated on April 02, 2018

Residents to Decide Which City of Orlando Park or Recreation Center Undergoes a $20,000 Improvement through “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month Campaign

ORLANDO, Fla., March 30, 2018 – The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN — to help fund a local park improvement project in Orlando through the annual “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign. Through this campaign, one of three local city parks will receive a $20,000 grant based on Orlando residents’ votes between April 1 and April 30. The projects to choose from are:

  • Ivey Lane Fitness Area – Installing fitness equipment in Ivey Lane Park will offer healthy, no-cost opportunities to be active outdoors in this community.
  • Engelwood Neighborhood Center Adjustable Basketball Goals – Installing six basketball goals that adjust to any height between four feet and 10 feet will allow young children and people with disabilities to participate in the sport of basketball as well as older teens and adults.
  • Hankins Park Orchard – Planting a fruit tree orchard in the park will provide increased access to fresh produce and let children in recreation programs discover the joys of working with nature and reaping the results.

“Parks and neighborhood centers are part of our continued commitment to providing a diverse array of amenities and enhancing the lives of residents and encouraging them to enjoy the outdoors,” said Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer. “This is one more way we are working with residents to make Orlando a city for everyone while increasing quality of life.”

To vote for one of the city’s projects, visit or *text PARKS to 31279* and receive a link to vote online.

*Standard message and data rates may apply. Both promotions (defined below) begin at 12 a.m. ET on April 1, 2018 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2018. For No Purchase Necessary to participate. The NRPA Meet Me at the Park Promotion and Voter’s Sweepstakes (collectively, “promotions”) are open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, who are 18 years of age or older. For complete details and Official Rules for both promotions, visit

About the National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

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