Coca-Cola is holding a national contest called 'America Is Your Park' and the winning park gets a $100 thousand grant for outdoor recreation. KIm Hatcher with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, says last year, three of Georgia's State Parks ranked high in the voting , but ultimately did not win the top grant.
This year, state park officials hope that rallying all of Georgia behind a single park will create a better chance for winning. Just after Memorial Day, Sweetwater Creek State Park was already in the top 5 nationally, so it was chosen
for statewide support.
Coca-Cola will award $100 thousand, $50 thousand and $25 thousand grants to the top three ranking parks. A fourth park will be chosen at random from the top 25 to win a $15 thousand grant.
You can vote as often as you wish on LivePositively.com until July 15th. Hatcher says checking in with Foursquare is even better, because it earns 100 votes rather than a single vote in an online ballot.
Oak Park in North Dakota captured the top prize in 2011.