Help Castillo win $100,000 this summer

Historic City News wants you to know that being active in the National Park Service’s “Castillo de San Marcos National Monument” this summer could help it win big in Coca-Cola’s America Is Your Park campaign.

The title of “America’s Favorite Park” and up to $100,000 in recreation grants are up for grabs.

While Castillo de San Marcos National Monument is already a great place for family activity, this funding can help support needed restoration projects that overall will make it a better place for you and your family to be more active.

“America is your Park” encourages families to get active outdoors in parks across the country and vote to help their favorite win one of three recreation grants made possible by the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative.

1 Soudan Underground Mine State Park 12422 votes
2 Great Smoky Mountains National Park 8932 votes
3 Bear Head Lake State Park 4344 votes
4 Sequoia National Park 3252 votes
5 Lake MacBride State Park 3179 votes
6 Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 3146 votes
7 Little Ocmulgee State Park 2734 votes
8 Castillo Do San Marcos National Monument 2389 votes
9 Petrified Forest National Park 2362 votes
10 Capulin Volcano National Monument 2014 votes

“8th place is an embarrassment,” Historic City News Editor Michael Gold said. “We should own this competition — I’ve been to almost every one of the seven parks ahead of us and I can tell you, the Castillo deserves to win.”

Whether you like rollerblading, biking, running, playing ball or just walking your dog, there’s no better place to enjoy these activities than at Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

Interactive map
Use the map to search for the park you’d like to vote for.
Once you find it, click the vote button. Every map vote gives your park 1 point.

Facebook Places check-in
Vote while you’re playing in your park and your park will receive 5 points.
Just click on the link, register and accept Facebook permissions then check-in on your mobile phone when you’re in your park.

Last year’s winning park, Bear Head Lake State Park, a small park in Ely, Minnesota, beat out hundreds of others to be named “America’s Favorite Park,” receiving more than 1.6 million votes because of support from people in that community who cared about the park, spread the word, conducted voting drives and energized their online social networks.

Let’s put our votes and support behind Castillo de San Marcos National Monument by voting, spreading the word about the contest, urging people to vote by reminding park visitors, sending emails, posting a status on Facebook or sending a message on Twitter about why you love Castillo de San Marcos National Monument.

America Is Your Park was developed by Coca-Cola in collaboration with the National
Park Foundation, America’s State Parks and the National Recreation and Park Association.

In addition to the top park receiving $100,000, Coca-Cola will award a $50,000 and $25,000 recreation grant to the second- and third-place parks. These grants will help restore, rebuild or enhance recreation areas in parks where people can play and be active.

Our very own Castillo de San Marcos National Monument could be crowned “America’s Favorite Park” this summer. But it’s up to you – so get outdoors, play in the park and don’t forget to vote.

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