Nominate Roanoke to Receive a $20K Grant during Earth Month

April 2, 2018 Stephanie Long

For 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 across the country through the national “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign.

Two happy kids swinging at a parkRoanoke’s parks are an important part of our community and are essential to the city’s health and wellbeing. They provide places to be active and enjoy nature, help preserve the environment, and bring people together. That’s why from April 1 to April 30 residents will have the opportunity to nominate Roanoke to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local neighborhood park.

How to Nominate Roanoke

By visiting www.NRPA.org/Disney, park supporters can nominate Roanoke for this grant. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. Additionally, everyone who nominates a city is automatically 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.” 

This Earth Month, citizens are encouraged to show what parks mean to the community by nominating Roanoke. Encourage your friends to nominate Roanoke by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #CelebrateEarth. For more information and to nominate Roanoke, visit www.NRPA.org/DisneyMeetMeAtThePark.

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