Urban Park Grant Opportunity – Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP)


The Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP) is a nationally competitive urban grant program funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The program was created in 2014 and offers grants specifically to help low-income communities that are lacking parks and other outdoor recreation resources access or re-connect with the outdoors. 

Grants support the acquisition and development of land to create new or renovate existing state and local parks and other outdoor recreation spaces located in urban areas. With full and dedicated funding of the LWCF in 2020, the ORLP received a large funding boost.  In this session, learn how your organization can apply to the ORLP program.


Anthony-Paul (AP) Diaz

Executive Officer & Assistant General Manager, Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks

Christopher Williams

Acting Superintendent, Seattle Parks and Recreation

Lorne Possinger

Regional Recreation and Conservation Manager, Eastern Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resource’s Bureau of Recreation and Conservation

Julie Waterman

Advocacy Director, City Parks Alliance

Ginger Carter

Lead, Outdoor Recreation Legacy Partnership (ORLP), National Park Service

Elisabeth Fondriest

Chief of the Recreation Grant Programs Branch, National Park Service