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"Meet Me At The Park" and Nominate St. Pete to Receive a $20K Grant During Earth Month

St. Petersburg, FL (April 3, 2018) - For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation  and Park  Association (NRPA) in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company  is helping to fund local park improvement projects across the country through  the national "Meet Me at the Park" Earth Month campaign. From April 1 to  April  30, you can nominate St. Petersburg to receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

St. Petersburg's local parks help make the city a better place to live. Our parks are essential to our city's health and well-being. They provide safe places to be active and bring the community together, and they help preserve the environment. Show us your favorite  St. Pete park by taking a selfie in it and using the primary hashtag #MeetMeAtThePark. Secondary hashtags of #Parkies or #CelebrateEarth may also be used, along with #SunShineHere and #StPeteParksRec, in addition  to #MeetMeAtThePark.

To nominate St. Pete, visit Everyone who submits a nomination will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.

Promotions begin at 12 a.m. ET on April 1,  2018, and conclude at 11:59 p.m. ET on April 30, 2018. No purchase necessary to participate. The NRPA Meet Me at the Park Promotion and Voter's  Sweepstakes  (collectively, "promotions") are open to legal residents of the 50 US &  DC, who are 18 years of age or older. For complete details and Official  Rules for both promotions, visit

About the St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department: The nationally accredited St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation Department offers over 150  parks, more than 75 athletic fields, nine swimming pools and 17 recreation facilities with youth, teen, adult and senior programs for all abilities. For more information about the department, visit

About the National Recreation and Park Association: The  National  Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to ensuring that all Americans have access to parks and recreation for health, conservation, and social equity. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA's flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

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