Albany, Sylvester parks looking for your vote to win $20K - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Albany, Sylvester parks looking for your vote to win $20K

Tift Park is one of many parks hoping to get your vote in a $20,000 national Earth Month Campaign. (Source: WALB) Tift Park is one of many parks hoping to get your vote in a $20,000 national Earth Month Campaign. (Source: WALB)
Stephen Brimberry (left) and Tee Taylor (right) (Source: WALB) Stephen Brimberry (left) and Tee Taylor (right) (Source: WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Parks across South Georgia are hoping to get your vote in a national campaign.

It's called "Meet me at the Park."

The goal is to get more kids connected to nature, increase access to sports and promote healthy living.

The city that gets the most nominations will win the $20,000 to make improvements to a park in its area.

So far both Albany and Sylvester have put a call out for votes.

Albany plans to use the money to beautify Tift Park.

Two groups partnered up for the campaign, the Albany Recreation and Parks Department and Friends of Tift Park.

Their representatives said the main focus is to restore the park to its former glory before the devastating storms hit the area in January of 2017.

"The most important thing is to beautify the park, make the park more healthy and more sporty," said Albany Recreation and Parks Supervisor Tee Taylor.

"It's very important that Albany receives this $20,000 because $20,000 would go a very long way with Tift Park," said Director of Friends at Tift Park Stephen Brimberry.

Sylvester also plans to make landscaping improvements to Jeffords Park on East Franklin Street.

To cast your vote for a park, visit the National Recreation and Park Association website.

Everyone who makes a submission will go into a drawing for a GoPro Prize Pack.

Copyright 2018 WALB. All rights reserved.

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Corn hole tournament to help revitalize downtown Pelham

    Corn hole tournament to help revitalize downtown Pelham

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:55 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:55:46 GMT
    The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)
    The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)The Southwest Georgia ACL regional tournament was put on by the Pelham Main Street program. (Source: WALB)

    A regional corn hole tournament is helping one Southwest Georgia city bring life and a new look to their downtown area.   The City of Pelham held the Southwest American Cornhole League (ACL) Regional tournament to raise funds to revitalize their downtown. =

    More >>

    A regional corn hole tournament is helping one Southwest Georgia city bring life and a new look to their downtown area.   The City of Pelham held the Southwest American Cornhole League (ACL) Regional tournament to raise funds to revitalize their downtown. =

    More >>
  • Pretoria Fields and local family work together to raise awareness for autism

    Pretoria Fields and local family work together to raise awareness for autism

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:39 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:39:34 GMT
    The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)
    The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)The Cutliff family partnered with a host of organizations for the 'Anyone for Autism'. (Source: WALB)

    The family of an adult struggling with Autism, is helping raise money to bring awareness to the disorder and other individuals with special needs in the Albany area. Pretoria Fields hosted an 'Anyone for Autism' Concert organized by Jimon Cutliff and his family.  

    More >>

    The family of an adult struggling with Autism, is helping raise money to bring awareness to the disorder and other individuals with special needs in the Albany area. Pretoria Fields hosted an 'Anyone for Autism' Concert organized by Jimon Cutliff and his family.  

    More >>
  • Southern Soul Music Festival doubles attendees from last year

    Southern Soul Music Festival doubles attendees from last year

    Sunday, April 22 2018 12:31 AM EDT2018-04-22 04:31:41 GMT
    Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)
    Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)Young Buck Entertainment hosted their second annual Southern Soul Music Festival at the Exchange Fairgrounds in Albany. (Source: WALB)

    Hundreds filled the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Saturday, for a night of music and dance.  Young Buck Entertainment hosted its 2nd annual Southern Soul Music Festival.  

    More >>

    Hundreds filled the Albany Exchange Club Fairgrounds Saturday, for a night of music and dance.  Young Buck Entertainment hosted its 2nd annual Southern Soul Music Festival.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly