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​Vote to Support Your Favorite Mecklenburg Park this Earth Month

4/1/2018

​ Meet Me at the ParkFor 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 15 U.S. cities through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign, including a park right here in Mecklenburg County. Through the “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign, an initiative that gives back to these places that shape so much of our lives, one of three local parks will receive a $20,000 grant and Mecklenburg residents get to choose which one. 

Parks are essential to our community’s health and well being as they provide safe places to get active, enjoy nature, preserve the environment and bring people together. That’s why from April 1- 30, residents will have the opportunity to help one of three park projects receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements. The projects are:

  • Baseball Improvements at Revolution Park: This project will install two batting cages with pitching machines between the fields and cover the dugouts of Revolution Park’s three fields utilized for youth baseball.
  • Traveling Learn to Ride Trailer: A traveling Learn to Ride program trailer will include bikes, tools and equipment to teach participants how to ride a bike.
  • Skateplaza for Beginners at Grayson Skate Park: There’s a big need for urban skate parks in the community. This skate park will cater to those learning the fundamentals of skateboarding. 
     

By visiting www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark, park supporters can vote daily for their favorite park project. Voters can also text Keyword: PARKS - Shortcode: 31279 and receive a link to mobile friendly version of the website to vote online. * 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.

Last year, Mecklenburg voted for the “Learning Gardens” project to get $20,000. With that funding, gardens were placed at 10 recreation centers throughout the County.
 
*Standard message and data rates may apply. Both promotions (defined below) begin at 12 a.m. ET on April 1, 2018 and conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2018. For 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.