April 17, 2017
Help A Houston Park Win A $20,000 Grant! Vote Every Day In April!
The National Recreation and Park Association, Disney | ABC Television Group and ESPN are collaborating to revitalize parks across the U.S., including a Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) park! Through the Meet Me at the Park campaign, one of three H.P.A.R.D. parks will receive a $20,000 grant and Houstonians get to choose which one! From April 1 to April 30, park supporters can vote daily for their favorite park project by visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired and by text message. At the end of April, the park project with the most votes will receive the grant funding. And, everyone who votes will be entered into a drawing for a tablet outfitted for the outdoors.
Vote by visiting NRPA.org/BeInspired and by text message.
The Houston Parks and Recreation Department projects are:
Nature Center Outdoor Classroom at Lake Houston Wilderness Park
This project will install a shaded, outdoor classroom to complement the Nature Center's direct learning experiences. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting lakehouston to 35350.*
Mason Park Multi-Purpose Sports Field Improvement Project
The largest multi-purpose sports field at Mason Park will be enhanced to better serve local leagues. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting mason to 35350.*
Oak Forest Park Revitalization
Grant funds will be used to upgrade two tennis courts for free children's tennis lessons and open play. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting oakforest to 35350.*