VIDEO: Vote to Support Brevard County Parks and Recreation This Earth Month

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three local parks will receive a $20,000 grant

ABOVE VIDEO: For the fourth year, NRPA is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN — on the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign to provide communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids with nature, promote healthy living and provide access to sports.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN — to help fund local park improvement projects in 16 U.S. cities through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign, including a park right here in Brevard County.

Through the “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign, one of three local parks will receive a $20,000 grant and Brevard County residents get to choose which one.

Our local parks make Brevard County a better place to live. That’s why from April 1 to April 30 Brevard County residents will have the opportunity to help one of three Brevard County Parks and Recreation projects receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements.

The projects are:

• Junior Naturalist Program at Erna Nixon Park

The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department Junior Naturalist Program will be a hands-on educational program designed for youth ages 10 – 17. A rustic amphitheater will be constructed, and a quarter-mile trail will be created.

• Pioneer Nature Pathway at Sams House at Pine Island

The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department will build an Interpretive Pathway for educational programs and family-friendly encounters that incorporates early Pioneer life in Florida and human relation to natural areas.

• Triple Play – Specialized Summer Programs at Chain of Lakes

The Brevard County Parks and Recreation Department will be offering three specialized camps, flag football, fishing, and softball. Each camp will consist of two 1-week sessions and will be available for children ages 10-14.

By visiting www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark, park supporters can vote daily for their favorite park project. *At the end of April, the park project with the most votes will receive grant funding. Everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.

During April, a public service announcement (PSA) supporting the Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign will be shared with audiences across Disney, including ESPN, ABC Television Network, ABC-owned and affiliate stations, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, Radio Disney, the ABC Watch app and other platforms.

ABOVE VIDEO: Visit your local park this Earth Month! Help your city win $20,000 for a park renovation at www.NRPA.org/abc #MeetMeAtThePark (Video by ABC)

The PSA will also be available to view on the voting site at NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark. Additionally, Radio Disney will support the campaign with an on-air radio spot.

Last year, Brevard County voted for Ulumay Wildlife Sanctuary to get $20,000.

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With that funding, the community is now able to enjoy three small viewing platforms approximately 4-5 feet high and a recently renovated viewing tower approximately 12-16 feet high, allowing individuals the ability to further experience and enjoy wildlife.

This year, resident votes will help improve another one of Brevard County’s great parks. Part of a $1.5 million investment from The Walt Disney Company, the Meet Me at the Park program supports NRPA and Disney’s combined goal of providing one million kids and families with greater access to play.

Click here for more information and to vote.

*Standard messaging and data rates may apply. Both promotions begin at 12 a.m. ET on April 1, 2018, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2018. No Purchase Necessary to participate.

The NRPA Meet Me at the Park Promotion and Voter’s Sweepstakes (collectively, “promotions”) are open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, who are 18 years of age or older.

For complete details and Official Rules for both promotions, visit www.meetmeatthepark.org

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