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Nominate the City of Lancaster to Receive $20K Grant in Celebration of Earth Month

City with the Most Nominations Will Receive a Local Park Improvements Grant through “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month Campaign

Post Date:03/30/2018 11:30 AM

For the fourth consecutive year, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) has collaborated with The Walt Disney Company — including Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN — to help fund local park improvement projects across the country through the national Meet Me at the Park Earth Month campaign. The city which garners the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.


“Local parks make Lancaster an even better place to live, play, and visit – they are truly essential to the mind, body, and overall wellbeing of our City’s residents,” said Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris. “Parks provide a place to be active and enjoy the outdoors, all while helping to preserve our environment and bring people together. The Meet Me at the Park initiative serves as a wonderful opportunity for our community members to show just how much our parks have positively impacted their lives."

From April 1 to April 30 Lancaster residents will have the opportunity to nominate the City of Lancaster to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park, by visiting At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive grant funding. Additionally, everyone who nominates a city will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.

“At NRPA we believe everyone deserves a great park. That’s why we’re proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company on this campaign,” said Lori Robertson, NRPA Director of Conservation. “Everyone is encouraged to join us in giving back to the places that shape so much of our lives by participating in this year’s campaign. A nomination for your favorite park is all it takes.” 

This Earth Month, get out and enjoy Lancaster’s local parks – take a selfie and share it with the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies, and #CelebrateEarth, as well as the nomination link to encourage family and friends to help Lancaster receive the $20,000 local parks improvement grant.

Both promotions (listed below) 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 States and the District of Colombia, who are 18 years of age or older. For complete details and Official Rules for both promotions, visit

For more information about the campaign and to nominate the City of Lancaster, 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. Through its network of 60,000 recreation and park professionals and advocates, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

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