Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism - Outdoor Recreation Grants Program
Grants of up to $50,000 to Arkansas municipalities and unincorporated communities with small populations to develop open-air recreational facilities. Funding is intended to support the construction and installation of new facilities as well as major renovations of existing facilities that are open to the public.
The FUN Park Grant is intended to help small communities in Arkansas develop public outdoor recreation facilities within their local parks. In addition to assisting with the development of basic facilities such as playgrounds, pavilions, ball fields, and basketball courts, the Grant now provides funding to construct or renovate almost any open-air outdoor recreation facility.
Grant funds may be used only for construction, materials, labor, fixed equipment, and professional design/administration fees.
Examples of renovations to existing facilities include re-roofing existing pavilions, replenishing fall zone material at an existing playground, and parking improvements.
An engineer or architect is required for FUN Park Grant projects.
Priority will be given to facilities that provide a balance of passive and active recreation activities for children and adults at the park. Priority will also be given to projects with barrier-free access to existing facilities included in their project budget.
For a description of eligible outdoor recreation facilities, requirements, and considerations, see https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/c58e7e_1bf771181db6498dbc45f24b3a0f6e46.pdf#page=9.
GrantWatch ID#: 172849
The maximum grant award for the FUN Park Grant is $50,000. There is no minimum.
Up to $5,000 of the FUN Park grant may be used for professional design and administration services.
Grant projects should be completed within two years after the award notice.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
John Beneke, Program Director
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism
Outdoor Recreation Grants Program
One Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201