NRPA and Disney offer a chance for $20K grant

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You can help Oberlin win a $20,000 grant through the “Meet Me at the Park” Earth Month campaign.

For the fourth year in a row, the National Recreation and Park Association is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company to help fund local park improvement projects across the country.

Visit and nominate Oberlin through the end of April. The city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park. Everyone who nominates a city will be entered into a drawing for a GoPro prize pack.

“Local parks make Oberlin a better place to live and shape so many of our lives. Parks are essential to our city’s health and well-being,” said a release from city recreation director David Whitworth. “They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature — and they help preserve the environment and bring people together.”

“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.”

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