Nominate Suffolk to win $20,000 for parks

Published 7:13 pm Saturday, April 15, 2017

Supporters of Suffolk parks can vote this month for the city to receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the United States for a third year. The city that receives the most votes will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

Visit to vote for the city. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. New this year, everyone who nominates a city will be entered into a drawing for a tablet outfitted for the outdoors.

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This Earth Month, Suffolk can show what parks mean to our community. Encourage your friends to nominate our city by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #SuffolkParkies and #BeInspired.

Suffolk Parks and Recreation’s vision is “to be the national leader in connecting people through play” while fulfilling the mission “to create memorable experiences through a culture of fun and customer service excellence.”