The PARC Program was established to assist cities and towns in acquiring and developing land for park and outdoor recreation purposes.
Eligible projects include:
The PARC Grant Program also supports Executive Order 569, which calls for state government to adapt to climate change and build a more resilient Commonwealth, by including resiliency criteria in its scoring and incorporating priority projects from EEA’s Municipal Vulnerability Preparedness program.
Please note that PARC grants may fund park designs only if the design work is included as part of a construction project. PARC grants may fund solely construction work, with no design. Exceptions may be made in rare circumstances at EEA’s sole discretion.
For a list of eligible expenses for acquisition and development/renovation projects: https://www.mass.gov/doc/parkland-acquisitions-and-renovations-for-communities-parc-grant-program-bid-fy-24/download#page=4