State-Wide Healthy Play Funding & Training Initiative

Congratulations to the funding recipients!

Lunch. Learn. Fund.

CPRS teamed up with PlayCore & GameTime to promote play and health across California! There were four professional development events throughout the state. These events demonstrated how design best practices can help your park or recreation area improve the health and quality of life of families in your community. Attendees also learned how their community could apply for up to 100% matching funds to develop a new recreation project that promotes health and wellness.

Whether you attended one of these sessions or not, we want to help support healthier communities across the state. That's why we have set aside two-million dollars in matching funds for agencies who apply and qualify for this funding initiative.

Congratulations to the 2017 funding recipients! 

  • City of Davis Parks & Community Services Department
  • City of West Sacramento
  • City of Alameda Recreation & Park Department
  • North Highlands Recreation & Park District
  • City of Suisun City
  • Feather River Recreation & Park District
  • Livermore Area Recreation and Park District
  • City of Santa Clara
  • City of Morgan Hill, Community Services Department
  • City of Turlock
  • City of Fresno Parks, After School, Recreation & Community Services Department
  • Town of Mammoth Lakes Parks and Recreation Department
  • McFarland Recreation & Park District
  • City of Dinuba Parks & Community Services
  • City of Moreno Valley Parks & Community Services Department
  • City of Menifee Community Services Department
  • City of Glendale Community Services and Parks Department
  • City of Long Beach Parks, Recreation & Marine
  • City of Cerritos Rec Services Division
  • City of Calexico
  • City of Downey Department of Parks & Recreation
  • City of La Mesa
  • City of Santa Ana Recreation & Community Services Agency
  • County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation
Stephanie Stephens, CAE | Executive Director, CPRS “We’re excited to once again share how Parks Make Life Better®, share statewide training and help local communities put research into action!”

Advocate and Apply

Two Million Dollars in Funding Available

GameTime is awarding funds to agencies across the state of California to help build play and recreation projects that support healthy communities. Complete the funding application and write a 1,000 – 2,000-word essay to describe your community playground needs and expected outcomes. Two communities from each region will receive up to 100% matching funds toward the purchase of a new playground. Funds are also available for eligible Adult Outdoor Fitness packages and Challenge Courses. Completed applications and essays must be submitted by August 15, 2017.

Process and Deadlines

Up to 100% Matching Funds for Play Systems

Communities who are awarded funds as part of the CPRS Statewide initiative can apply their funding award toward the purchase of PowerScape, PrimeTime and IONiX play systems.

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Up to $20,000 in Funds for Challenge Course

Create a multigenerational fitness destination in your parks with Challenge Course. CPRS Statewide Initiative funds can be applied to the purchase of Challenge Course Pro or Youth Series.

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Up to $5,000 in Funds for Outdoor Fitness Equipment

Help adults in your community stay more active and achieve their health and wellness goals. CPRS Statewide Initiative funds can be applied to these Outdoor Fitness Packages.

View Outdoor Fitness Terms & Conditions