About the Neighborhood Park Grant

Love Your Block is a community engagement program that supports resident led improvement projects and makes it easier for residents to connect with City leaders and resources. This application is offered for groups of neighbors that have a vision to adopt a park or green space in their neighborhood, proposing ideas that focus on improving the space by engaging their community and the City together to sustain change. This will require a team effort with the neighborhood group giving their passion and volunteer hours and City staff offering their expertise, network, and skilled labor. Interested neighborhood groups are invited to submit project proposals for a grant of up to $2000. Projects that receive funding will attend a mandatory orientation and regular scheduled follow up meetings with the City to plan the project and discuss its impact.


Project Examples

Public Art (example – community mural)
Tree/flower/shrub planting
Trash Cans
New tables/benches/grills
Bicycle rack
Pet facilities (dog waste station)

Eligibility Requirements

Projects must:

  1. Benefit the whole community, with the goal of increasing the usage of the park or green space. If a group is applying to improve a private property there has to be community access to it 7 days a week.
  2. Be led by a local group of neighbors, at least 5 residents from 3 households, that can leverage the support of at least 20 community members to help with the project.
  3. Have a budget that does not exceed $2,000 of grant funds – we encourage groups to find matching funds to extend the budget further.
  4. Submit a plan that outlines how the group applying will partner with the City/Community Organization to maintain the park for the benefit of the community.
  5. Complete its project by July 24, 2020.

Neighborhood Park Grant Application

This application is offered for groups of neighbors that have a vision to adopt a park or green space in their neighborhood.

Lancaster’s Love Your Block Park applications will be open until Friday, March 20, at 5pm. If you submit your application before this date, Grant Administrators Renee & Christian can provide feedback on any necessary revisions.