(Collinsville, IL, 03/27/2017) – This Earth Month, the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is collaborating with The Walt Disney Company, including Disney Citizenship, Disney|ABC Television Group and ESPN, to revitalize parks across the U.S. for a third year. The city receiving the most nominations will receive a $20,000 grant to improve a local park.

Local parks make Collinsville a better place to live and shape many of our lives. Parks are essential to our community’s health and wellbeing. They provide safe places to be active and enjoy nature – and they help preserve the environment while bringing people together. That is why from April 1 to April 30, community residents will have the opportunity to nominate Collinsville to receive $20,000 in grant funding to make improvements at a local park. Collinsville parks include Glidden Park, Morris Hills Park, Schnuck’s Memorial Park, the Sports Complex and Woodland Park and are maintained by the Collinsville Area Recreation District (CARD).

By visiting, park supporters can nominate the city of Collinsville. At the end of April, the city with the most nominations will receive the grant funding. This year, everyone who nominates a city, will be entered into a drawing for a tablet outfitted for the outdoors.

During April, a public service announcement supporting the Meet Me at the Park campaign will be shared with audiences across Disney, including ABC Television Network, ABC-owned and affiliate stations, Freeform, Disney Channel, Disney XD, Disney Junior, the ABC app and other digital platforms. The PSA will also be available to view on the voting site at Additionally, Radio Disney will support the campaign with an on-air radio spot.

This Earth Month, show what parks mean to our community by nominating Collinsville. Encourage your friends to nominate Collinsville by taking a selfie in your favorite park and using the hashtags #MeetMeAtThePark, #Parkies and #BeInspired.

Need to reconnect with nature? Visit to see which park is best for you to visit. From trails to playgrounds and fishing to picnics, Collinsville has a spot for you and your family to get in touch with nature. For more information and to nominate CARD, visit

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