Palm Bay Parks and Recreation Competing for $20K Grant to Help Fund Omprovement Projects
By Space Coast Daily // April 2, 2018
APRIL IS EARTH MONTH
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 • PALM BAY, FLORIDA – For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to help fund local park improvement projects across the country through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign.
The city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.
Local parks make Palm Bay a better place to live and shape so many of our lives. Parks are essential to the city’s health and wellbeing. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature-and they help preserve the environment and bring people together.
“That’s why from April 1 to April 30 Palm Bay residents will have the opportunity to nominate our city to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park,” said Palm Bay city officials.
At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. Everyone who nominates a city will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.
“At NRPA we believe everyone deserves a great park. That’s why we’re proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company on this campaign,” said Lori Robertson, NRPA director of conservation.
“Everyone is encouraged to join us in giving back to the places that shape so much of our lives by participating in this year’s campaign. A nomination for your favorite park is all it takes.”
During April, a public service announcement supporting the Meet Me at the Park 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, the ABC app and other digital platforms.
This Earth Month, Palm Bay can show what parks mean to our community by nominating our great city.
Encourage your friends to nominate our city by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #CelebrateEarth.
To nominate Palm Bay, visit NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark – the promotion concludes April 30.
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