I participated in a campaign on behalf of SheSpeaks and Coca Cola to help spread awareness of the America Is Your Park campaign. I received a promotional item as a thank you for participating.
Summer is in full swing and Coca Cola is on a mission to inspire millions of people to rediscover the joy and fun of being in the park through the America is Your Park campaign. When is the last time you had fun in the park? My family always has so much fun at the park, whether it’s the playground down the street, the beautiful Hamburg State Park that is nearby, or a visit to the beautiful Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. There are always fun things to do at the park, especially if you use a little imagination.
5 Fun Park Activities
Go on a scavenger hunt. Before heading to the park, create a list of items you could see in a park like a flower, a pinecone, a ladybug, a swing, a ball etc.
Create your own Olympic Games. Before leaving home, make some Olympic Gold Medals from construction paper and crepe streamers. Let the kids participate in Olympic events like Who has the fastest time running from one tree to another or how many high jumps can you do in one minute.
Watch for wildlife. Encourage your children to watch for wildlife at the parks including birds, bugs, squirrels, and maybe even a neighborhood dog. Take a disposable camera with you and let children take pictures or log the wildlife they see into a notebook, and create drawings. If you have a pair of binoculars, bring those along too.
Art in the park. Bring supplies with you to press flowers, glitter pinecones, or bring crayons and use the park as inspiration for a piece of artwork. This is a fun way to bring a little bit of nature back home with you.
Draw a nature map of your local park. Many parks have walking trails, but even if your park doesn’t you can still walk the park and then have your children draw the map of the park that includes their features and details from your walk.
Do you have a favorite park or park activity?
On a hot summer day we enjoy playing in the Fountain of Rings at Atlanta Centennial Olympic Park.
For Coca-Cola, this summer is all about being active. So they are inspiring millions of people, including you, to rediscover the joy and fun of being active through programs like AIYP! This campaign is just one of the ways Coca-Cola is helping to bring people together to improve the health of communities like yours.
Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park Campaign
So, the hunt for “America’s Favorite Park” is on! And, a park in your area could win the coveted title and $100,000. But it starts with you going outdoors with your family, getting active and then encouraging others to do the same through words and photos.
The winning park will receive a $100,000 recreation grant to be used for improvements, while 2nd and 3rd will receive $50,000 and $25,000 grants, respectively. There will also be a $15,000 wildcard grant awarded to a lucky park chosen randomly from the remaining 25 spots on the leaderboard.
Coca-Cola #TakeItToThePark Giveaway
One reader will win a $20 Subway Gift Card and a Coca-Cola inflatable beach ball, so you can head to the park for a picnic and some active fun!
Open to US, ages 18 and up. Giveaway ends on July 12, 2013 at 11:59pm EST. Please enter using form below and see complete rules and regulations on the entry form.