Project EverGreen’s Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.TM initiative was created to revitalize athletic fields, recreational grounds and surrounding green spaces across the country in underserved areas that can benefit most from an improved green space.
Why? Renovated fields and play grounds will not only benefit kids/students who play there, but also create a natural gathering spot for parents, community officials and business leaders to network and work together to further sustain their community’s environment.
Municipal parks and recreation departments, public works departments and non-profit agencies can enter the contest to have a chance at winning a top-of-the-line Exmark commercial mower package valued at approximately $15,000, as well as a “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.”™ renovation project for their city or organization.
The essay should be 250 words or less and describe what the park or athletic field means to your community. Include who uses the park or field and for what purposes. Or, if the park or field has fallen into disarray and is unusable, describe what a renovation would mean to children and families in the area.
Previous winners include:
• 2017 – In Memory of Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization, Detroit, Michigan
• 2018 – Parks & Recreation Department, Clinton, North Carolina
Since 2015, Project EverGreen’s community-based renovation projects have revitalized more than 750,000 sq. ft. of athletic and recreational greens spaces in Atlanta, Cleveland, Detroit, Milwaukee; North Chicago, Ill.; Belle Plaine, Minn.; Greensboro and Durham, N.C., San Antonio, Ft. Worth and Round Rock, Texas; East Harlem, NYC; Hazlet, N.J., Portland, Oregon and San Marcos, Calif.
Click here to download the official contest rules and conditions.
Deadline to enter – April 26, 2019.