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Nominate the City of Sparks to Win $20K During Meet Me At the Park Campaign through April 30

For Immediate Release

CONTACT: Andre Stigall, 775.353.7857, or astigall@cityofsparks.us

Sparks, NV – This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

Through April 30, residents are encouraged to nominate the City of Sparks to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park. By visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired, park supporters can nominate the Sparks community every day. 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 tablet outfitted for the outdoors.

Local parks make the City of Sparks a great place to live with nearly 50 parks to explore. Close to 40 of these sites are nestled in neighborhoods, giving residents the opportunity to walk or bike to a nearby park. These 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.

“Our parks provide playgrounds, basketball courts, picnic areas, and open turf areas for children and adults to play, gather and socialize as a neighborhood community,” said Tracy Domingues, Sparks Parks and Recreation Director. “There’s a neighborhood park located within a half-mile of most Sparks residents.” 

“Supporting local parks is essential to the health and vitality of communities everywhere,” said Lori Robertson, NRPA Director of Conservation. “That’s why we are proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company to help fund critical park improvement projects in communities in need. We encourage everyone to join us in giving back to the places that shape so much of our lives by voting in this year’s Meet Me at the Park campaign.”

This Earth Month, show what parks mean to the community by nominating the City of Sparks for this grant opportunity. Encourage your friends to do the same and take a selfie in their favorite park and use the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #BeInspired.

For more information and submit your nomination, visit NRPA.org/BeInspired.