NRPA (National Recreation and Park Service) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney/ABC Television Group, and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city that receives the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

Local parks make our community a better place to live, shaping so many of our lives. Parks are essential to our city’s health and wellbeing. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature; they also help preserve the environment and bring people together. That is why from today to April 30 Bluefield residents will have the opportunity to nominate our city to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding.

Bluefield has been nominated for this $20,000 grant from the National Recreation and Park Service for our City Park, and we need your help to win! We have acquired more land surrounding the park and want to use this grant to maximize its potential. Go to NRPA.org/BeInspired and enter Bluefield as your nominated city and West Virginia as your nominated state to vote! We realize that the City Park is located in Virginia, but as it is owned by West Virginia, that must be the state to win the competition. You can vote once a day, so make sure you keep visiting the link above. The city that receives the most votes will win, so please refer as many friends and family members as possible to vote for Bluefield. All it takes is one minute of your time to win this grant and make a difference!

The NRPA Director of Conservation, Lori Robertson said, “Supporting local parks is essential to the health and vitality of communities everywhere. That’s why we are proud to collaborate with The Walt Disney Company to help fund critical park improvement projects for communities in need. We encourage everyone to join us in giving back to the places that shape so much of our lives by voting in this year’s Meet Me at the Park campaign.”

To Vote: NRPA.org/BeInspired