Family Fun Alert: Go to the Park. Play. Vote.

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Is there a park in your neighborhood that holds fond memories for you and your family? Are you heading to a state or national park this summer for a family vacation? If so, being active in your favorite park this summer could help it win big in the America Is Your Park campaign. Afterall, the title of “America’s Favorite Park” and up to $100,000 are up for grabs!
For a second year, America Is Your Park encourages families to get active outdoors in parks across the country. People can also vote to help their favorite park win the title and a $100,000 recreation grant made possible by the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative. So, if you like rollerblading, biking, running, playing ball or just walking the dog, there’s no better place to enjoy these activities than at the park. And you decide which park wins by voting online at, taking and uploading photos and videos in your favorite park and checking in via Facebook Places.
Think it’s not that simple or that your favorite park is too small to win? That wasn’t the case for last year’s winning park, Bear Head Lake State Park in Ely, Minnesota. The park received more than 1.6 million votes and beat out hundreds of other parks for the title of “America’s Favorite Park.” This was made possible by support from people who care about their parks and spread the word, conducted voting drives and energized their online social networks.
You, too, can help your community get involved using some of the tools on So spread the word by posting a status update on Facebook about why you love your park, or send emails to your friends and family urging them to vote. Or simply get out in the park with your friends and family this summer and check in via Facebook Places.
America Is Your Park was developed in collaboration with the National Park Foundation, America’s State Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association. In addition to the top park receiving a $100,000 recreation grant, Coca-Cola will also award a $50,000 grant and a $25,000 grant to the second- and third-place parks. These grants will help restore, rebuild or enhance recreation areas in parks where people can play and be active.
Could your favorite park be crowned “America’s Favorite Park” this summer? It’s up to you — so get outdoors, play in the park and don’t forget to vote!

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