Our goal with Route to Parks is to financially support community-based programs that create vital connections between people and their local state park. We also understand that our world is facing unprecedented and unpredictable challenges due to COVID-19. It is our hope that the recipients of our grants will use these funds in the way we intended for their programs that they have designed. We will remain flexible to assess the situation when we are closer to the project start dates. We will collaborate with our community partners to adapt the project parameters to meet our collective goals within the scope of what’s available to communities at that time aligned with state and national public health guidelines.