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Want to help your family’s favorite park get a $100,000 grant?

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Coca-Cola is calling people out to their favorite park to vote this summer in the third-annual "America Is Your Park" campaign.

We asked 50 moms to become "ambassadors" for their favorite hometown park and rally their community to vote for their favorite park to become "America's Favorite Park."  CafeMom treated the moms to a $25 American Express gift card to enjoy a fun day at the park with their family.  While they were there, we asked them to vote for their favorite park at  Each time they checked in at their park, via Facebook, they earned 100 extra votes.  We also asked the moms to share their efforts with they family, friends and community.  We've asked them to share their thoughts and experience here with you.

Check out what our moms are saying:

"I have been voting for Lake Eola every day, it would be amazing if they could win this grant! I have shared on Facebook the joys of Lake Eola and urged my friends to join in!" - MomToove

"Our favorite park is Cunningham Falls State Park. We go to this park multiple times a year and it's a huge part of our life. I have already voted for my park multiple times!" - la_bella_vita

"I AM VOTING FOR ROCHE PARK EVERYDAY!!  I feel it should be the choice for the America's Favorite Park." - lifeisajoy

Last year, park supporters cast more than 13 million votes for their favorite parks. The winner? Oak Park in the small town of Minot, ND! The secret to their success was community action! Everyone in Minot got involved and campaigned for Oak Park. They held events in the park, mobilized through online communities, got hometown celebrities involved and voted non-stop.

Want to help your family's favorite park get a $100,000 grant?  Tell us which park you would vote for and why, then go vote at ends July 15th so hurry.

>< The CafeMom Team


CafeMom gives moms an opportunity to try our advertisers' products. In return, we ask our moms to share their true experiences and honest opinions. To learn how you can be an influencer, click here.

by on May. 22, 2012 at 5:59 PM
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by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM

 Wow, that's great!

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 12:57 PM

Very Cool!! I spent most of last summer trying to get a trash can at the basketball court. I contacted local officals, news teams, etc and finally got one! 

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 2:03 PM
I was picked as an ambassador by cafemom to vote for my favorite park. I was surprised that none of the parks in my town were listed. I am mobile, but when I get to a computer I'll add in Riverview Park. The kids love it. There are many play gyms there. Walking paths in the woods, and soccer fields.

We are going to use the $25 to have a nice picnic at the park with all the kids.
by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 4:08 PM

What a great idea!!  We love the park!

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 4:12 PM

sounds fun!

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Quoting batjmom:

 What a wonderful opportunity.   Thank you cafemom and Coca-Cola for this opportunity.  I actually choose a park that is not one of the closest but one that we go to more often.  I'm a mom of 2 busy boys and over the years their interest at the parks have changed.   So the one I picked has baseball fields, picnic area, a playground and a great walking and bike path.   With summer break starting in a couple days I know we will be spending more afternoons at the park. 

We spend part of the weekend at the park enjoying a walk, the kids played on the playground, walked along the waters edge,  we had a picnic and the boys played catch. 

Looks like a great park!

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 4:19 PM

Quoting gypsy_rose:

I live in new Bedford MA and my 5 children love to go to Buttonwood park. Our children are 1, 3, 6, 7, and 8. They love the zoo that is in this park!

Buttonwood is about 12 minutes from my home. There are beautiful gardens and Japanese cherry trees at this park. These is also a pond which you can watch ducks, swans and Geese swim in. There is also a beautiful zoo in the park. It is a great place for the family to go to. Lots of things to see and lots of things to do. We like to spend time together here and visit with the ducks.

I think this place should be Americas favorite park because of how much historic things there are to see. There also are many things to do and see. I will post pics as soon as I can.

I have been twice now for my families park and we also have been telling people around here about the coke program. I am realy hoping that this park gets to make it as Americas park!

Here are some pics from teh web untill I can get up family pics up.

ZOO link

Park link

This looks like a ton of fun!

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 5:32 PM

I just voted for our fabulous Columbia Park here :)

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Wow it's so awesome to give back to the community like this!

by on Jun. 12, 2012 at 6:46 PM


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