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Your Vote Could Mean $100,000 for a Greenfield Park

Third annual 'America Is Your Park' campaign rallies residents around their community parks to vote to their neighborhood park as “America’s Favorite Park.”

What could the city's Parks and Recreation Department do with $100,000 worth of improvements at ? Or what if Milwaukee County had that kind of cash to upgrade ?

(My vote would be for a statue of the late, great racing star!)

This summer, Coca-Cola is rallying people to cast a “swing vote” for their favorite park candidate while issuing the the prestigious title of “America’s Favorite Park!” to any city, state or national park in the United States.   

The grand prize? A sweet $100,000 recreation grant made possible by the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative, which could go a long way in checking off a few items on the parks' list.

“Parks are the anchors of our communities, but budget cuts have left them with little funds for restoration,” said Celeste Bottorff, Vice President, Living Well, Coca-Cola North America. “Through the Coca-Cola America Is Your Park campaign, a small action today can turn your favorite park into a better place to play tomorrow. So whether it’s an evening walk or a day of family fun, get out and play in the park – and vote to help your favorite win.”

To make a Greenfield park an 'America's Favorite, visit LivePositively.com/parks to earn one vote per click for your favorite park. People can also earn 100 votes each time they “check in” on Four Square from the park. More details on how to vote from the park are available on the website.

The three parks that receive the most votes by July 15, 2012 will be awarded recreation grants in the following amounts: First Place – $100,000; Second Place – $50,000; and Third Place – $25,000. In addition, a $15,000 grant will be awarded at random to another park that places in one of the remaining top 25 spots. These recreation grants are provided to help restore, rebuild or enhance activity areas in parks where people can play and be active.

The America Is Your Park campaign was developed in collaboration with the National Park Foundation, America's State Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association.

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