2017-08-23 / Front Page

Cacapon gets grant for new play areas

Cacapon State Park in Berkeley Springs is one of 25 park and recreation agencies and cities nationwide selected to receive a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and The Walt Disney Company as part of the Meet Me at the Park healthy living program.

Cacapon State Park will receive a $40,000 grant to create three play areas that will use natural materials to encourage fun and play for children and families.

The grants range from $11,000 to $50,000 and support projects that increase access to play spaces in local parks for children and families. This investment supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million children and families with greater access to play areas. All projects focus on inclusive play spaces that increase physical activity and play for children and families.

“This funding builds upon our outdoor recreation and interpretative activities here at Cacapon,” said Superintendent Scott Fortney.

Over the coming months, NRPA and Disney will work with recipients and send volunteers from Disney to participate in various projects.

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