Grand Avenue Park is a 12-acre parcel surrounding an architecturally significant and historic schoolhouse built in 1926. This park was selected for the 10th NRPA Parks Build Community project because it is at the center of an Orlando, Florida, neighborhood in need of a renovated public space to serve the community. In addition, the City of Orlando Families, Parks and Recreation Department is planning multiple recreation enhancements and programs, including the renovation of the adjacent community center, making the overall project a community jewel. The park renovations will be unveiled during the 2020 NRPA Annual Conference: A Virtual Experience.

NRPA’s Parks Build Community is a national program demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities throughout our country. The vision to build and revitalize parks as thriving gathering places for youth, families and adults is one shared by NRPA, its industry and nonprofit partners, as well as the thousands of park and recreation professionals who develop and maintain these treasured public places.

Read more about this project in the following Parks & Recreation magazine articles:


Parks Build Community: Grand Avenue Park Revitalization

Companies stepping up for the project to date are:

Parks Build Community Sponsors 2020

If you have questions about this project, contact Gina Cohen, Vice President of Communications and Chief Marketing Officer – NRPA: 703-858-2184 or