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National Recreation and Park Association Collaborates with The Walt Disney Company to Expand Parks Build Community Campaign

NRPA, a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts, has announced a collaboration with the Walt Disney Company.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) recently announced a collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to expand its Parks Build Community initiative that helps revitalize neighborhoods by restoring local parks and park programs. The Parks Build Community campaign, which runs during Earth Month in April, helps improve parks in communities around the U.S. so that kids and families have more access to opportunities to get outdoors, be active and have fun.

Park supporters everywhere have two ways to get involved. Throughout April, the public is encouraged to nominate a favorite park, which will be entered for a chance to win $20,000. In addition, the public can vote daily for park projects located in 15 communities across the country. Projects that receive the most votes will receive $20,000 each to help make improvements or expand programs. Eligible projects include everything from community gardens to sports fields in need of repairs to new nature learning areas and much more.

"Parks Build Community is a great opportunity to share the power of parks during Earth Month while bringing essential funds to critical park projects. We couldn't be more thrilled to be collaborating with Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN on this important initiative," said Barbara Tulipane, president and CEO of NRPA.

Voting will take place through April 30 at

In addition to voting, the public is encouraged to visit their community parks during Earth Month and experience the benefits parks provide - enjoy a healthy picnic, go for a hike or find a new favorite playground or activity.

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