Project Play Spruce Up Grants Competition



Project Play is giving away up to $15,000 to spruce-up local playgrounds.

Your local playground could be the winner of up to $5,000 in “spruce up” grants to improve the quality of playspace for children in your neighborhood. Whether your playground needs repairs, mulch, new small equipment, seating, or even trees for shade, winning a Project Play Spruce Up Grant can turn your neglected playground into a kid magnet.

Four grants are up for grabs. Any playground in the City of Alexandria is eligible.

  • $5,000
  • $5,000
  • $2,500
  • $2,500

Voting ended Friday, January 13

Review the nominated playgrounds and vote for your favorites on the Project Play Spruce Up Grants Contest page.

How Winners Were Selected

Grant winners will be selected by the Project Play Taskforce based upon a combination of online votes and recommendations from the recently completed city-wide playspace assessment. Special consideration is given to playgrounds that target toddlers and preschool-aged children.

Please review the official contest rules for details.


Important Dates

  • November 16th, 2011: Nominations and voting begin
  • January 6th, 2012: Last day of nominations
  • January 13th, 2012: Last day of voting
  • February 1st, 2012: Winners announced!