Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities - Now Accepting Applications

Children and adults in the United States are not getting enough physical activity, and our health and wellbeing are suffering as a result. But communities are working on many strategies to help – making it easier and safer to walk and bicycle, expanding access to parks, and more. One important place for collaboration and advocacy is making sure that people can safely walk and bicycle to parks – an approach known as Safe Routes to Parks. Often, those communities that are most at need, with the highest levels of traffic injuries and deaths and the greatest health disparities, have the lowest levels of safe access to local parks.

With generous funding from The JPB Foundation, the Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities Program will begin accepting applications on November 4, 2019 for awards for seven grantee communities in 2020. This is the third cohort of communities in the Safe Routes to Parks Activating Communities program. Click here for more information.