EDIT: Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake is the winner of the 2017 grant.

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with Disney | ABC Television Group, and ESPN to improve parks across the country in the Parks Build Community campaign. One of three City of Orlando parks will receive a $20,000 grant for improvements, and residents get to choose which one gets the cash.

The three projects that you can vote for are:

  • Al Coith Park:  Installing new fitness equipment at Al Coith Park to provide aerobic exercise and core muscle strengthening. Vote by texting “alcoith” to 35350.
  • Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake:  Construction of a new accessible fitness trail at Bill Frederick Park at Turkey Lake to give everyone an opportunity to work out in the fresh air and natural surroundings. Vote for this project by texting “billfred” to 35350.
  • Jackson Neighborhood Center: Renovation of the outdoor basketball court, upgrade of the baseball field and an update of the multi-use field for use by the girl’s lacrosse program at the Jackson Neighborhood Center. Vote for this project by texting “jhjackson” to 35350.

Voting began on April 1 and will continue through April 30. The project with the most votes will receive the most funding.

Bill Frederick Park won the grant in 2015, and the Engelwood Neighborhood Center won it in 2016.


Brendan O'Connor

Editor in Chief of Bungalower.com

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