Out-of-School Time Programs

Walmart Foundation 3 2015

NRPA is partnering with the Walmart Foundation to support healthy out-of-school time healthy food access and nutrition literacy. Through a $2.3 million grant from the Walmart Foundation, 80 local park and recreation agencies received grant funds to:

  • Increase the number of healthy meals children in low-income communities receive through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during out-of-school times;  
  • Provide evidence-based, age-appropriate nutrition literacy to children that create behavior change by teaching the importance of healthy eating; 
  • Implement nutrition and physical activity standards that increase access to healthier foods and increase opportunities for physical activity; and
  • Promote meal and program efficiencies that will reduce costs, maximize existing resources, decrease food waste, and lead to more sustainable meal programs.

This grant also supports NRPA’s campaign—Commit to Health—which encourages the implementation and evaluation of Healthy Eating, Physical Activity (HEPA) standards in park and recreation sites across the country. NRPA’s goal is to have at least 2,000 participating sites in five years. 


NRPA is Proud to Announce the 2015 Out-of-School Time Programs Grant Recipients!

Walmart Grantee Map 2015-2016

The 2015 Grantees are:

  • Anne Arundel County Recreation and Parks                                             
  • Baltimore City Recreation and Parks
  • Caroline County Recreation and Parks
  • Chicago Park District
  • City & County of Honolulu- Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City of Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space
  • City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of Bakersfield
  • City of Buckeye
  • City of Burlington Department of Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
  • City of Charlottesville Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City of Chattanooga Youth and Family Development Department
  • City of Conroe
  • City of Dallas
  • City of Danville Parks and Recreation
  • City of Detroit Recreation Department
  • City of Elgin Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of Florence Recreation Department
  • City of Fontana, Community Services Department
  • City of Kalispell, Parks and Recreation
  • City of Moraine Parks and Recreation
  • City of North Las Vegas
  • City of North Miami
  • City of Pittsburgh, Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City of Providence, Parks and Recreation Department
  • City of Rockville, Recreation and Parks Department
  • City of SeaTac
  • City of Tallahassee Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Affairs Department
  • City of Tuskegee Parks and Recreation
  • City of West Palm Beach, Department of Recreation and Strategic Innovations
  • Fairfax County Department of Neighborhood & Community Services
  • Fredericksburg Parks, Recreation and Public Facilities
  • Gainesville Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs
  • Jackson Recreation and Parks Department
  • Lansing Parks and Recreation 
  • Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department
  • Little Rock Parks and Recreation
  • Martin County Parks and Recreation
  • Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission
  • Metro Parks and Recreation (Louisville)
  • Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation
  • Richland County Recreation Commission
  • Richmond Parks, Recreation & Community Facilities
  • Seattle Parks and Recreation Citywide Teen Programs
  • Siler City Parks and Recreation
  • South Portland Parks, Recreation & Waterfront
  • The Recreation and Park Commission for the Parish of East Baton Rouge
  • Tunica County Board of Supervisors
  • Waukegan Park District
  • Willamalane Park and Recreation District
  • City of Colorado Springs
  • City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation and Community Services
  • City of Hialeah Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City of Portsmouth Parks, Recreation and Leisure Services
  • City of Shreveport- Public Assembly and Recreation
  • City of St. Petersburg
  • City of San Diego Parks and Recreation
  • City of Syracuse Department of Parks and Recreation
  • City of Wichita- Park and Recreation Department
  • Columbus Recreation and Parks Department
  • District of Columbia Department of Parks and Recreation
  • Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation
  • Houston Parks and Recreation Department
  • Philadelphia Parks and Recreation
  • Portland Parks and Recreation
  • West Allis- West Milwaukee Recreation and Community Services Department
  • City of Inglewood 
  • City of Longview Parks and Recreation
  • City of Los Angeles, Department of Recreation and Parks
  • City of Lubbock Parks and Recreation
  • City of Memphis: Division of Parks and Neighborhoods- Recreation Department
  • City of Oakland Human Services
  • City of Tucson Parks and Recreation
  • Indianapolis Parks Foundation
  • Lincoln Parks and Recreation
  • Madison School & Community Recreation
  • NYC Parks
  • Pine Bluff Parks and Recreation
  • Port Huron City Recreation Department
  • Saint Paul Parks and Recreation