We would consider our first funding initiative in the state of Virginia a BIG success. The funding initiative developed in partnership with GameTime and VRPS, will provide matching funds for the development of 20 new park and recreation spaces throughout the state of Virginia. The educational component of the funding initiative presented by PlayCORE, provided CEU-qualified training sessions at four host cities during March and April of this year.
A competitive essay style application process was completed and grants were awarded. We would like to congratulate our awardees listed below.
- City of Norfolk Recreation Parks & Open Space (4 Projects)
- City of Suffolk Parks and Recreation
- Covington Parks & Recreation
- Fairfax County Park Authority
- Gloucester Parks, Recreation & Tourism
- Stafford County Parks and Recreation
- Town of Christiansburg
- Town of Coeburn
- Town of Floyd
- Highlands Community Services Board
- Hopewell Recreation and Parks
- Kids = Play for Centennial Park
- New Kent Parks and Recreation
- Roanoke County Parks and Recreation
- Town of Leesburg Parks and Recreation
- Town of Warrenton Parks Recreation
- City of Falls Church Recreation and Parks
Virginia is our fourth state educational funding initiative, and GameTime's sixth. These new parks will be designated as National Demonstration Sites and provide data collection and outcomes reporting for VRPS and their members at the 2018 annual conference. We look forward to seeing these new recreational areas throughout the state.