You Can Nominate Arcata to Receive a $20k Grant For Park Improvements This Month

This is a press release from the City of Arcata:

Arcata, CA – This April, citizens have the opportunity to nominate the City of Arcata to receive a $20,000 grant to help improve Arcata parks.

For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN — to help fund local park improvement projects across the country through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign. The US city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

Local parks make Arcata a better place to live and shape so many of our lives. Parks are essential to the City’s health and wellbeing. Our parks provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature—and they help preserve the environment and bring the community together. With improvements needed at Valley West Park, Carlson Park, Ennes Park and Shay Park, this grant would help the City of Arcata make advancements on those projects.

From April 1 to April 30, the community will have the opportunity to nominate Arcata to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make park improvements.

At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. To nominate the City of Arcata for the grant, and for more information visit,, and for complete details and official rules, 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



  • I nominate the little 5 acre green belt that lies just southwest across from the Arcata Airport. That’s better than 7 homes per acre, adding to the current subdivision.

  • I wonder which park and what type of improvements will be considered? I think a giant playground on the square would be fabulous!

  • Nobrainnoheadache

    Maybe a statue so in 20 years they can spend 100k to tear it down.

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