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Help Coppell win $20,000 in grant funding for improvements at Coppell Nature Park by nominating the City of Coppell everyday during the month of April! As part of the 'Meet Me at the Park' program, grant funding is provided to help improve local parks through projects that connect kids with nature, inspire healthy living and increase access to sports. The write-in community with the most votes will receive the grant funding, so we need everyone to vote each day in April!
Encourage your friends to nominate Coppell by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #CoppellParks #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #BeInspired. Everyone who takes the time to provide a nomination at www.meetmeatthepark.org will be entered in to a drawing for a tablet outfitted for the outdoors.
Each nomination brings Coppell closer to winning the $20,000 grant that will go towards the construction of an outdoor classroom for children in Coppell Nature Park. A designed natural outdoor classroom at the Coppell Nature Park will provide a designated, safe place to bring children closer to nature, help develop life-long learning skills and foster a fascination with how nature works. Outdoor classrooms offer families in Coppell opportunities to engage in the world around them in a unique hands-on way, and are the most effective way to teach life lessons on the importance of care and respect for the natural world.
"We need resources that provide guidance on how to connect visitors to the park with nature so that they have a heightened sense of the world around them and an appreciation of environmental conservation," said Bill Sundermann, Friends of the Coppell Nature Park past Executive Director.
Parks make Coppell a better place to live and shape so many of our lives. Natural spaces are essential to our City's health and wellbeing. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy outdoor recreation. They also help preserve the environment and bring people together. This grant would support Coppell parks by providing an exceptional resource for families as well as helping to further Coppell's standing as a community of choice and a special place to live.
In celebration of Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), in collaboration with The Walt Disney Company, is awarding the grant to the city that receives the most nominations to go towards local park improvements through the Meet Me in the Park Campaign.
To learn more about the 'Meet Me in the Park' Campaign, stay tuned to the City of Coppell's social media channels including Facebook.com/CityofCoppell and @CityofCoppell on Twitter or visit www.nrpa.org.