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April 8, 2015

Vote for One of Three Houston Parks
in the Parks Build Community Challenge

This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association, Disney | ABC Television Group and ESPN are collaborating to revitalize parks across the U.S., including one here in Houston!

Through the Parks Build Community Grant Initiative, one of three Houston parks will receive a $20,000 grant and it's up to you to help determine which park wins. Cast a daily vote for your favorite park project at NRPA.org/BeInspired from April 1 to April 30. At the end of April, the park project with the most votes will receive the grant funding. Houston is one of 15 American communities selected to participate in this initiative.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department projects are:

  • Herman Brown Park: The Northshore Nature Walk will provide access to outdoor passive recreation and nature-based activities. A nature trail with mulch surface, seating areas and native plantings will be created to give park visitors access to wildlife viewing in a remote part of the park. Invasive species in the surrounding forest will be removed.
  • Milby Park: Soccer Mini-Pitch Court Improvements will install a 20-foot fence around the perimeter of the newly resurfaced courts to increase safety for players and spectators, keeping the soccer ball inside the play area and away from the nearby park road. They will benefit students registered in the Soccer for Success program.
  • MacGregor Park: Six tennis courts at the Homer Ford Tennis Center will be resurfaced with blended lines for 10 & under play. These upgraded courts will help expand play and practice time for younger kids who participate in the free Youth Tennis Program, enhancing their practice and playtime experience.

Show how parks build your community and vote now! For more information and to vote, visit NRPA.org/BeInspired.

For more information about the Houston Parks and Recreation Department and the Parks Build Community Initiative, visit www.houstonparks.org or write to Askparks@houstontx.gov.


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