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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  1. Pam M says

    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. 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!

  3. says

    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.

  4. Betty says

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

  5. Janet W. says

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

  6. 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.

  7. 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!
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  8. 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!

  9. 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.

  10. Rita M says

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

  11. 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

  12. Lisa B. says

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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. Austin Baroudi says

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

  16. Margie says

    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.

  17. 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.

  18. Ani says

    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.

  19. Lisa L says

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

  20. Nancy says

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

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