Parks For All
- 2020 Campaigns (16)
- 2019 Campaigns (16)
- 2018 Campaigns (5)
- 2017 Campaigns (3)
The Appalachian Trail is a national treasure and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is dedicated to preserving and protecting it. For a second year, Hydro Flask supports the ATC with a grant of $30,000 to fund a vital canoe ferry that moves hikers safely across the fast-moving, unpredictable Kennebec River in Maine. Additionally, the grant will fund interpretive watershed conservation education in ATC visitor centers. Read more about the ATC.
The vast public lands surrounding San Juan County, Utah, hosts visitors from around the world. Canyon Country Youth Corps is using a $15,000 grant to boost underserved youth and young adults to create lifelong learning experiences about the Colorado Plateau. CCYC will be hard at work creating new trails, doing trail maintenance, bridge building and more in the Manti-La Sal National Forest. Learn more about the Canyon Country Discovery Center.
Reduce, Reuse, Refill, Rehydrate! Parks for All wants everyone to spend time outside, stay hydrated, and reduce single use plastics. To that end, we are providing $15,000 to Drink Up, Detroit! to provide free water fountains and filling stations to create a more sustainable Detroit, reduce waste and improve health. The first water station will be installed in Cadillac Square #HeyLetsGo. Read more about the Downtown Detroit Partnership.
Horseshoe Bend is one of the most famous landmarks in the world and is at risk of being over-loved. To address this, Parks for All is giving $11,416 to engage underserved Native American youth in the practice of plant restoration through traditional and modern horticulture practices. The Horseshoe Bend project will inspire a greater sense of ownership in an icon of the American Southwest. Learn more about Glen Canyon Conservancy.
For those who love trail riding, you know the importance of good trails, but they don’t build themselves. Parks for All supports the joys of mountain biking by contributing $50,000 to International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) Trail Accelerator Grant program for communities wanting to get started on building better places to ride. Awardees will receive professional trail planning services to launch their trail development efforts. Read more about the IMBA.
The Fells are a unique, spectacular and fragile mountain range in England that see 20 million visitors a year. To maintain this area for enjoyment now and into the future the Fix the Fells project will utilize a $25,000 grant from Parks for All to deliver upland footpath repair in the English Lake District National Park. Learn more about the Lake District Foundation.
Powered by its on-the-ground (i.e. in-the-parks) national volunteer network of leaders, Latino Outdoors will use a $30,000 grant to connect thousands from underrepresented communities with parks, trails, and more in 2020. Even more people will be inspired for adventures with uplifting online stories of diverse people and communities spending time outside. Vamos Outdoors (Let’s Go Outdoors)! Read more about Latino Outdoors.
Rivers play an important role in recreation and they need constant care. To help, Parks for All has granted Living Lands & Waters $30,000 to travel approximately 400 river miles working to restore flood affected areas. Thousands of volunteers in communities along the Illinois, Mississippi, and Ohio Rivers will work to clean up and restore these rivers’ shorelines. Learn more about Living Lands & Waters.
Kids need parks, and parks need kids! Through a $50,000 Parks for All grant, National Park Trust (NPT) will leverage its nationally-recognized Buddy Bison Program to remove obstacles to getting kids to parks. This grant allows NPT to immerse four Buddy Bison schools in year-long programming providing 12 park experiences for 500 students. Matching funds from the National Park Service will double the impact benefiting 1000 students! Read more about NPT.
Parks for All loves oceans and waterways, which is why Hydro Flask has granted $15,000 to the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup, a conservation program that connects everyday citizens to the outdoors to address the problem of litter directly. Through the work of volunteers, Shoreline Cleanup can help to keep plastic and other waste out of nature altogether, one shoreline at a time. Learn more about the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup.
At Parks for All, we believe parks truly should be for everyone. The Outdoor Foundation's Thrive Outside Communities of San Diego and Atlanta will use it's $50,000 Parks for All grant to break down transportation and program funding barriers so more kids in the community can thrive outside in their local parks, rivers, and beaches. Read more about the Outdoor Foundation.
Parks for All loves our trails, and a $40,000 grant to the Pacific Crest Trail Association (PCTA) supports trail adopters -- the devoted groups of volunteers who have adopted 1,929 miles of the PCT for ongoing trail work. With this grant, we will increase the number of trail adopters to care for this iconic National Scenic Trail. Learn more about PCTA.
Spanning over 3,700 miles, the Great American Rail-Trail™ will be the nation’s first cross-country multi-use trail and is a signature project of Rails-to-Trails Conservancy. More than 52% complete, the “Great American” is an emerging trail that will deliver a safe and scenic pathway between Washington, D.C. and Washington State. A $50,000 Parks for All grant will help make this bold vision a reality. Read more about the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy.
People need parks, and parks need people! Rock Creek Conservancy's mini-oases are focal restoration sites that demonstrate the impact of people-powered restoration. With a $15,000 Parks for All grant 5,000 volunteers will remove invasive plants and litter from 15 acres of Rock Creek Park. At the same time, volunteers will build a strong connection to nearby nature and gain skills to protect the park from the outside in. Learn more about Rock Creek Conservancy.
Beaches provide a unique opportunity for recreation as a global resource: the ocean. A $25,000 grant to Surfers Against Sewage (SAS) supports protection of this resource through training for their incredible network of Regional Rep volunteers. SAS will inspire, unite and empower dynamic leaders across the UK to lead conservation activities and campaigns to protect oceans, beaches, waves and wildlife. Read more about SAS.
Parks for All believes everyone deserves access to a park within a 10-minute walk. Thus, we support The Trust for Public Land (TPL) with a $50,000 grant. Initiatives include maintenance for Cook Park, a 16‐acre park in the underserved Westside Atlanta community where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once lived. Additionally, support goes to TPL’s Community Impact Fund to spur pioneering park innovation where it is needed most. Learn more about TPL.
The Appalachian Trail is a national treasure and the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is dedicated to preserving and protecting it. Hydro Flask supports the ATC with a 2019 grant of $30,000 to fund a vital canoe ferry which moves hikers safely across the rushing and fluctuating Kennebec River in Maine. Additionally, the grant will provide interpretive watershed conservation education in ATC visitor centers. Read more about the ATC.
Parks for All believes all people, regardless of background or lifestyle, should have access to parks. That’s why we granted $27,500 to Latino Outdoors to expand programming, which will empower more members of underrepresented communities to access and enjoy parks and outdoor recreation. Vamos Outdoors (Let’s Go Outdoors)! Learn more about Latino Outdoors.
In today’s digital age, more than ever, kids need access to parks. A $50,000 Parks for All grant will allow 50 Title I schools to celebrate Kids to Parks Day, impacting over 2,200 students. For many of these students, this will be their first park experience where they will enjoy outdoor recreation and education, creating park stewards for tomorrow. Learn more about the National Park Trust.
Beaches provide unique opportunities for recreation based on a truly global resource: the ocean. In all corners of the world, we need communities empowered to take action to protect this incredible resource. To help, Parks for All has granted $50,000 to Surfers Against Sewage in the UK to train and empower dynamic leaders to better care for the coastline. Learn more about Surfers Against Sewage.
Everyone deserves a park within a ten-minute walk from home. To help make this a reality, Parks for All has granted $50,000 to The Trust for Public Land to develop innovative pop-up parks in Boston that transform vacant land into vibrant, beautiful, and engaging temporary parks. These efforts during 2019 will spur cutting-edge park projects where they are needed most. Learn more about The Trust for Public Land.
Parks for All celebrates Canadian parks with our $15,000 grant to The Bruce Trail Conservancy (BTC), dedicated to the conservation corridor containing a public footpath along the Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. This grant supports the BTC and the Iroquoia Bruce Trail Club in maintaining a very popular 103-mile-long section of trail, keeping it safe and open to the public. Read more about the Bruce Trail Conservancy.
One of Parks for All’s goals is to grow diversity amongst people who experience nature. Our $12,000 grant to the Cal-Wood Education Center does just that. Through Latino Family Camps/Capamentos Familiares, Cal-Wood inspires and empowers Latino families to enjoy public land through a weekend of camping skill building, outdoor adventure, and family fun. Learn more about Cal-Wood.
Today’s youth are our future, and Parks for All helps nurture a positive, lifelong relationship with the natural world for our urban youth. Through a $15,000 grant to City Parks Foundation’s Green Girls and Coastal Classroom programs, 500 youth from NYC’s low-income neighborhoods will learn about coastal ecology, urban forestry, water stewardship, and how to protect our ecosystem. Read more about City Parks Foundation.
The National Scenic Trails in the U.S. offer unique opportunities to connect communities, so we are helping fund both the Continental Divide Trail Coalition’s (CDTC) Community Ambassador Program and the Celebration of Diversity Along the CDT. Both of these programs will create an inclusive environment in the outdoors and inspire all participants to know and love the Continental Divide Trail. Learn more about CDTC.
For those who thrive on the excitement of trail riding, you know the importance of well-maintained trails. Parks for All is showing its love for the joys of mountain biking by supporting the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance with $14,361 for its projects to restore two Washington trail networks: Raging River and Tiger Mountain! Read more about the Evergreen Mountain Bike Alliance.
Parks for All loves our oceans and waterways, which is why Hydro Flask has granted $15,000 to Miami Waterkeeper, which works to ensure swimmable, drinkable, fishable water for all. The Healthy Blue Spaces project improves public access to Miami’s public beaches and waterways through improved water quality monitoring and increased public access to water quality information, among other things. Learn more about Miami Waterkeeper.
Trail maintenance doesn’t happen by itself—it takes countless hours of hard work by employees and volunteers of trail-based organizations nationwide. Parks for All shows its love for trail maintenance through a $20,700 grant to the Pacific Northwest Trail Association (PNTA), which will increase capacity for recruiting and training employees and volunteers, resulting in more miles maintained and more empowered trail stewards. Learn more about PNTA.
Gateway Park is a collaborative park creation project in a distressed neighborhood of Baltimore that is revitalizing a vacant site. By creating a high-quality park for community use, Parks & People is using its $15,000 Parks for All grant to set an example for similar disadvantaged sites across the U.S. Read more about Parks & People.
We love it when you can do two good things with one project! The Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy will use a $15,000 grant to improve the quality of life for the people of Pittsburgh by restoring trails in Emerald View Park while simultaneously providing a workforce development opportunity for adults facing barriers to long-term employment. Learn more about Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to enjoy clean water recreation. The Potomac Conservancy recognizes the importance of inclusivity, especially for minority communities that have been excluded from outdoor spaces. A $15,000 grant will enable authentic engagement of these communities in fun and educational paddle experiences on the Potomac, truly making parks for all. Read more about the Potomac Conservancy.
There is nothing more exciting than the possibility of a new park! Parks for All has granted $15,000 to the Land Trust for Tennessee’s Mountain Creek Project, a collaborative initiative to transform 200 acres of forestland in Chattanooga into an outdoor recreation destination. The park will provide opportunities for locals and visitors, including mountain biking, bouldering, and hiking. Read more about the Land Trust for Tennessee.
An appreciation for the outdoors starts at an early age. Our $50,000 grant to the National Park Foundation’s Open OutDoors for Kids Initiative creates pathways for kids to enjoy, understand, and connect with nature in our nation’s more than 400 national parks. Learn more about Open OutDoors for Kids.
Parks for All believes parks come in all shapes and sizes. That’s why we’re working with the National Park Foundation to transform a vacant 9.25-acre property in Providence, Rhode Island. Hydro Flask’s $50,000 grant will support the creation of a multi-benefit adventure park that connects thousands of urban residents to the outdoors and a variety of untraditional athletic opportunities. Read more about the Woonasquatucket River Adventure Park.
Our coastlines are some of our most treasured natural resources. With a grant of $10,400, Parks for All will support an expansion of Nā Kama Kai’s program to strengthen environmental stewardship of Hawaii’s popular beaches by providing weekly cleaning, clearing, and maintenance of Nene'u Beach and Makua Beach. Learn more about Nā Kama Kai.
With 280 state parks in California, encompassing more than 1.5 million acres of stunning natural landscapes, the California State Parks Foundation has its hands full! Parks for All contributed $25,000 to their Park Champions volunteer program, to engage 1,500 volunteers in protecting and preserving California’s beautiful landscapes and vibrant wildlife. Read more about Park Champions.
Parks need our support and advocacy, so we partnered with City Parks Foundation’s community building program, Partnerships for Parks. Our $25,000 grant supports and champions a growing network of volunteers dedicated to advocating for their New York parks and improving the surrounding communities. To learn more, visit Partnerships for Parks.
The best trails rely on great volunteers. Parks for All donated $25,000 to fund the PCTA’s Trail Skills College program, which provides stewardship education and training to the hundreds of volunteers who perform the major undertaking of the Pacific Crest Trail’s annual maintenance and reconstruction. To learn more, visit Trail Skills College.
Parks for All believes spending time in the outdoors leads to healthier, happier, and more fulfilled lives. The $30,000 grant to the Oregon State Parks Foundation’s Ticket2Ride program will provide the opportunity for elementary and middle school-aged children in minority and low- to moderate-income communities to use the state parks for experiential learning. Learn more about Ticket2Ride.
Education keeps trail users safe, informed, and, ultimately, enjoying their surroundings. By funding the $30,000 expansion of the Monson Visitor Center near the ATC’s northern terminus in Maine, Parks for All will enable thru-hikers and day hikers to receive the information needed to ensure a safe and enjoyable final section of the trail. Read more about the Monson Visitor Center.