Garden City receives $30,000 grant to increase access to local play spaces

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GARDEN CITY, Kan. (KSNW) – The City of Garden City has been selected to receive a $30,000 play space grant from the National Recreation and Park Association 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.

As 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.

City staff and the Park and Tree Board were approached about the need for inclusive playgrounds and/or playground equipment in the City Parks that are designed to provide an accessible safe play space for people of all abilities. These playgrounds are designed to remove barriers of exclusion so all children can experience play together.

“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.”

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