A run in the park or a family game of soccer could be worth $100,000!
This summer, being active outdoors has never been more rewarding as Coca-Cola kicks off the fourth-annual America Is Your Park campaign. People can get active on behalf of their favorite park to help it win money for improvements and the title of “America’s Favorite Park.”
“Through America Is Your Park and all of Coca-Cola’s summer programs, we hope to show people how fun and rewarding it can be to get moving outdoors,” said Stuart Kronauge, general manager, Sparkling Beverages, Coca-Cola USA.
“We set a goal to inspire 3 million people to get moving this summer and there’s no better place to start than at the park.”
Coca-Cola is issuing a challenge to all Americans: Take It To The Park, get active and vote to help your favorite park win a grant as part of the fourth-annual America Is Your Park campaign. Being active is not only fun—it is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. And what better place to get moving this summer than in the park!
This summer, Coca-Cola is helping make this a little bit easier and a lot more fun with fitness-inspired events and activities taking place around the country. The Company is committed to being a part of the solution to obesity. So they set a goal to inspire as many as 3 million people to have fun and get active in parks, on beaches, in gyms and recreation centers around the country this summer.
There are many ways you can vote for your favorite park but it starts with getting active. Turn your favorite fitness activities into votes for national state and local parks this summer by checking in on Foursquare, logging your daily activities on MapMyFitness, or clicking to vote online.
The park with the most votes by July 15 will win a $100,000 recreation grant from Coca-Cola and the title of America’s Favorite Park. Second- and third-place parks will win $50,000 and $25,000 grants, respectively. Another $15,000 grant will be awarded, at random, to a lucky park that comes in 4th to 25th on the leader board.
These recreation grants are provided to help restore, rebuild, or enhance activity areas in national, state, or local parks where people can play and be active.
Get moving, vote daily, and Take It To The Park!
This year, the more people move, the more votes they can earn for their favorite park. By registering at Coke.com/Parks (SEE link below) and linking foursquare and MapMyFitness accounts, individuals can “Take It To The Park” for even more opportunities to turn physical activity into votes:
- Earn 10 votes each day by logging at least 20 minutes of physical activity using MapMyFitness
- Earn five votes per day by “checking in” at a park via foursquare
- Earn one vote by clicking online at Coke.com/Parks using a computer or smartphone
To encourage more activity outdoors, votes will be doubled the first day of summer (June 21) and the last weekend of voting (July 13 and 14).
10 Ways to Enjoy the Outdoors with your Kids this Summer
- Visit a Park
- Digital Photo Scavenger Hunt
- Cruise a Bike Path
- Trampoline Campout
- Horseback Riding
- Attend a Boating, RV, or Outdoor Adventure Show
Currently, the top 5 parks are:
- Veterans Memorial Park, Moore, Oklahoma (18,178 votes)
- Mason Neck State Park, Lorton, Virginia (12,684 votes)
- Thompson Park, East Liverpool, Ohio (6,672 votes)
- Eldridge Park, Elmira, New York (6,648 votes)
- Rancho Jurupa Park, Jurupa Valley, California (3,532 votes)
America Is Your Park
I love the winning, I can take the losing, but most of all I love to play.