Meet Me at the Park! Vote for One of Three Houston Parks this Earth Month!

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 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

The public will determine which H.P.A.R.D. park will receive the $20,000 grant through their daily votes. The Meet Me at the Park campaign grant initiative will run from April 1 to April 30.During that time, park supporters can vote on a daily basis for their favorite park project by visiting 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.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department projects are:

Nature Center Outdoor Classroom at Lake Houston Wilderness Park
This project will enhance the nature education programs at the park by installing a shaded, outdoor classroom to complement the Nature Center and enhance direct learning experiences for participants. 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. Over 2,000 players use this field every month for practice and games. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting mason to 35350.*

Oak Forest Park Revitalization
This park is scheduled to receive a major makeover. Grant funds will be used to upgrade two tennis courts which offer free children’s tennis lessons and open play throughout the year. You can vote for this project starting April 1 by texting oakforest to 35350.*

This Earth Month, show how parks build your community and vote to improve local parks and the places you go to have fun, enjoy nature and get active right here in Houston. For more information and to vote, visit

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