Richmond, BC : Every year the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) chooses a deserving park located in the host city of the NRPA Annual Conference to rebuild as part of their Parks Build Community program. With the support of park equipment manufacturers and local community organizations, NRPA performs a complete makeover at a chosen park to ensure nearby families have a beautiful place to play together. As the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference was hosted in Las Vegas, Joe Kneip Park of North Las Vegas was selected for this year’s project.
“Joe Kneip Park is an important community space for the many nearby families who have few options to get outside, recreate and spend time with friends and neighbors. However, the park was in need of major renovation and restoration,” says Jimmy O’Connor, director of conservation with NRPA. “NRPA is thrilled to partner with WhiteWater to bring a brand new splash pad to Joe Kneip – a first for this park and a real gift to this community – as part of the 2015 NRPA Annual Conference.”
Eleven sponsors contributed to the 2015 Parks Build Community project graciously donating products and services to renovate Joe Kneip Park. WhiteWater is proud to be a contributing sponsor to the revitalization of the park with the donation of various AquaSpray™ toys to add some well needed splash. The kids of sunny Las Vegas needed a place to cool off and Joe Kneip Park will now be the perfect destination.
The park was revealed on the last day of the NRPA Annual Conference. The community of North Las Vegas along with the park sponsors and industry colleagues joined together on September 17th for the dedication of this inspiring project.
Parks Build Community is a national initiative demonstrating the transformative value of parks on the health and vitality of communities across America. The vision to build and revitalize parks as thriving gathering places for youth, families and adults is one shared by NRPA, its industry and non-profit partners, and the thousands of park and recreation professionals who develop and maintain these treasured public places.
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