Like parks? Get ready to do some voting.
Fresno is one of 15 cities that has been chosen by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to receive funding through its “Meet Me at the Park” grant program.
The NRPA, in collaboration with Disney, ESPN, and ABC, will provide these communities with resources to improve local parks through projects that connect kids to nature, inspire kids and families to live healthier lifestyles, and increase kids’ access to sports.
Three Fresno park projects have been identified as eligible for the $20,000 grant, and it’s up to voters to decide which project will receive the funds.
The three projects are:
• Highway City Community Science Center, which will bring a teaching Mobile Science Vehicle equipped with a science laboratory to park sites throughout the city.
• Holmes Park, which is looking to implement a Healthy Lifestyle Fitness Program to promote health and fitness to young people.
• Ted C. Wills Community Center, which will be the site of an educational garden that will teach young people how to eat healthier.
These are three great choices, and it’s tough to choose among them.
Voting is open until Sunday, April 30, and you’re allowed to vote once each day (it’s a simple, quick process — I did it myself). Register and vote here.
If you want to see which Fresno park project received funding last year, click here.
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