Fun Park Activities with Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park Campaign

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 with Coca-Cola's America Is Your Park Campaign

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?

Coca Cola America Is Your Park Campaign

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.

Be sure to enter the #TakeItToThePark contest and submit your park to win! Also be sure to follow Coca-Cola on Twitter to learn more and keep up to date on the contest.

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.

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Comments

  1. I love that we have a park for all abilities. My kids don’t need it but it’s great to be there with friends and to see many kids that get to enjoy the park like the typical kids.

  2. calichristy2 says:

    We have an abilities field at one of our parks for disabled children.

  3. courtney hennagir says:

    our favorite local park has lots of walking trails along the waterfront and a huge playground.also,there is a great burger and shake place there!

  4. I love that it’s fenced in a has a play area for toddlers

  5. I like that it has a tennis court

  6. Thomas Murphy says:

    My local park is next to a really nice lake I like.

  7. Amanda Sakovitz says:

    i like that it has different musicians playing there every week in the summer!

  8. I really enjoy our surrounding local parks but lately its just been too hot to pay them a visit unless it’s to use their water play areas.

  9. Cheryl Abdelnour says:

    I LIKED THAT MY SONS COULD PLAY SOCCER. I THINK THEY HAD 5 SOCCER FIELDS.

  10. Our local park has a dog park off to the side. Also some walking paths which are greatly appreciated

  11. Kim Henrichs says:

    Our local park has a really great pool!

  12. Amanda Alvarado says:

    I like that it has a play set that dd can have tons of fun on!

  13. Barbara Montag says:

    Our local park has a swimming pool – love it!
    Thank you.

  14. Janet W. says:

    I like that our local park has a younger aged playground for my grandsons and a nice paved walking path.

  15. Tamra H says:

    Our local park is very close to home, has great walking paths and a nice lake!

  16. Toni Porter says:

    I like that it’s near a couple of grocery stores, so when I get groceries, I can stop there on the walk home, just to sit for a while.

  17. Stephanie Ann says:

    I love how big our park is, and the location!

  18. I love all those ideas! A scavenger hunt would be fun for a bunch of kids to play together.

  19. soha molina says:

    It is clean.

  20. Jessie C. says:

    I like our local park, clean and safe.

  21. the little kids wading pool

  22. Sara Floyd says:

    I like that the park is close by and has nice trails

  23. Sarah L says:

    I take a walk around the lake at the park and watch nature unfold.
    Thanks for the contest.

  24. Jen Haile says:

    I like the amphitheater at our park and the free summer concerts they have there.

  25. We love art in the park!! So much fun!

  26. Kim Reid says:

    I like that it has a walking path, thanks!

  27. alicia k (Petite Pilates Pixie) says:

    i like their pavilions with tables for lunches

  28. Mary Happymommy says:

    I like the slides.

  29. courtney b says:

    i like the swing set :)

  30. Wild Orchid says:

    I love that my local park is located on a lake. It is so scenic!

    Entered the rafflecopter as “Wild orchid”

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  31. stephanie says:

    i love the ducks

  32. Heather says:

    I like that my park has three seperate playgrounds, a nature trail that leads to a bird watching station, a huge lake to go fishing at, and lots of soccer fields! It also has lots of geocaches! There is SO much to do there!

  33. Robin Wilson says:

    I like that it is nice, big clean and family oriented. It also has a nice, big walking path. So pretty and surrounded by trees, statues and fountains. There is also a separate dog walking area.

  34. Our local park is the location for all special occasions here in town – there will usually be food booths and a small carnival.

  35. My kids like the playground. :)

  36. Tabathia B says:

    That it has 3 separate parks, one for bigger kids, pre-k and toddlers and then they have a special needs area, along with picnic tables and softball fields

  37. Lisa B. says:

    We have so many parks here! But my favorite one has a water feature for the kids and a dog park!

  38. Courtnie Miller says:

    I like how big and clean it is!

  39. Our park is great. It’s quiet, shady and has lots of cool things for the kids to do.

  40. Safe, clean, shady and for the most part quiet.

  41. Stacey B says:

    I like that it has a variety of fun things for both my 6 yr old and 2 yr old.. Most parks either have nothing for toddlers, or stuff that really isnt all that entertaining

  42. Cynthia R says:

    it is clean, well taken care of and has all the things a kid could want to play outside at the park

  43. laura ari says:

    I like that there are a lot of walking trails.

  44. Patricia Wojna Crowley says:

    I like that it’s within walking distance of my house!

  45. Carol w says:

    I love that there are lots of trees so it has a lot of shade. thanks

  46. Leslie Galloway says:

    Our local park has this cool giant swing you can lay down in… it’s fantastic.

  47. Heather Hayes Panjon says:

    I Like The Trails For Walking And Bike Riding My Local Park Offers!

  48. Cindy Merrill says:

    Our local park has a fabulous picnic area, sheltered areas in case of rain, as well.

  49. Austin Baroudi says:

    I love how friendly the people are and the playground that they have there is really cool too!

  50. Our local park is within walking distance for us. We can have a picnic by the side of a small lake. Can also play tennis.

  51. Tammy S says:

    I love our local park because it has a pond and has ducks and beavers. We love to watch the the ducks and the kids love playing on the play structure.

  52. I like that we have so many! Our favorite local park has lots of variety plus a little treehouse in the woods and a sprayground next to it.

  53. Michelle Tucker says:

    I like the huge pond they have and the scenery.

  54. tracy p. says:

    I like my local part because it has a great walking trail.

  55. we love the swings, slides, and water fountains the kids can run through at our park!

  56. Melanie Montgomery says:

    Its so big! And we can take our dogs.

  57. Sarah VM says:

    I like the trail at our local park, it’s paved and easy to walk on.

  58. Brandy W. says:

    It is right across the street from my house!! Perfect for jogging, picnics, whatever we want!

  59. Katherine H says:

    I like that it’s a safe place for my kids to hang out!

  60. Our local park is awesome since it has tennis courts, batting cages, & tons of other stuff. Plus it’s never crowded!

  61. Our local park has a playground, pool, weekly concerts in the park during summer and lots of holiday festivals.

  62. Tammy Shelton says:

    That it’s a short walk from our house.

  63. I like the big playground, the kids love it!

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