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Posted on: March 28, 2017

City of Twin Falls to Participate in ‘Meet Me at the Park’ Campaign

The City of Twin Falls will participate in the National Recreation and Park Association’s ‘Meet Me at the Park’ campaign to revitalize parks across the United States. As part of the program, the NRPA  is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, ABC Television Group, and ESPN, to provide a $20,000 grant to the city that receives the most nominations for the best parks.

All grant money will go toward improvements at a local park.
 
Local parks make Twin Falls a better place to live, increase a sense of community, and improve healthy minds and bodies. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature—and they help preserve the environment and bring people together. In short, parks are essential to our community’s health and wellbeing. 

“With parks like Shoshone Falls, Auger Falls, and Dierkes Lake, the City of Twin Falls has an abundance of public places where residents and visitors can enjoy our region’s natural beauty,” said Wendy Davis, City of Twin Falls Parks and Recreation Director. “That’s why from April 1 to April 30, Twin Falls residents and visitors will have the opportunity to nominate our city to receive a grant toward improvements at one of our local parks.”

During the month of April, park supporters can nominate the City of Twin Falls by visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant. In addition, residents who nominate a city will be entered into a drawing for a tablet outfitted for the outdoors.

The National Recreation and Park Association is a not-for-profit organization, which ensures that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation and social equity. Through its network of nearly 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space.

“Supporting local parks is essential to the health and vitality of communities everywhere,” said Lori Robertson, NRPA Director of Conservation. “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.” 

During April, a public service announcement supporting the ‘Meet Me at the Park’ campaign will be shared with audiences across Disney, including ABC Television Network, ABC-owned and affiliate stations, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, the ABC app and other digital platforms.

Residents and visitors in Twin Falls can show what parks mean to our community by nominating our city. Encourage your friends to nominate our city by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark or  #Parkies 

For more information and to nominate your city, visit NRPA.org/BeInspired