Category: Awards

A Love Story About the Little Train Park That Could

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Brent Stockwell – connect with him on LinkedIn and Twitter!!! What I’m Listening To: All They Wanna Be, Madison Mars feat. Caslin What I’m Reading: Joyful: The Surprising Power of Ordinary Things… What I’m Watching: Kim’s Convenience, Season 3 on Netflix Earlier this month, Scottsdale, Arizona’s McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park was recognized with the … Continued

2019 #ELGLKnope National Champion

Congratulations to the 2019 #ELGLKnope Best Park or Open Space: McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, Arizona Scottsdale joins previous #ELGLKnope winners – Best City Hall, City of Peoria, Illinois in 2017 and Best Library, Pueblo City-County Library in 2018. This year’s contest was the closest #ELGLKnope to date, with 6,576 votes, and more than 5,000 … Continued

Vote Update: #ELGLKnope National Championship

63 votes. That’s all that separates the leader from the challenger: Log on to check the vote tallies (members-only resource). A reminder that #ELGLKnope posts on Instagram will be counted with double votes before the winner is announced on Monday, April 8, 2019! Vote today!

#ELGLKnope National Championship

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope National Championship! Voting opens on Monday, April 1, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Continuing this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

Investing in Parks & Recreation is Investing in Infrastructure

This #ELGLKnope guest blog is by Chris Floore, Public Affairs Director for Macon-Bibb County, GA. When governments talk about or the public hears about infrastructure, I imagine it’s referencing mostly roads, bridges, sewers, sidewalks, etc. The one component about improving a county that is typically missing from the infrastructure conversation, I’ve noticed, is parks and … Continued

Best Practices from Award Winning Parks & Open Spaces

Today’s Morning Buzz is by Kirsten Wyatt: What I’m Reading: Just finished Nine Perfect Strangers and it was really odd. But it did make me wonder if micro-dosing LSD would make me more productive… What I’m Watching: I watched “Are We There Yet” with my kids on our Spring Break road trip, and then had … Continued

El Dorado Nature Center vs. Amerson River Park

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope Final Four! Voting opens on Monday, March 25, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019. NEW this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

#ELGLKnope Final Four

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope Final Four! Voting opens on Monday, March 25, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019. NEW this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park vs. Rotary Park

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope Final Four! Voting opens on Monday, March 25, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, March 30, 2019. NEW this round: double points awarded for every park picture shared on Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope. Don’t forget to tag @ELGL50! Why participate in the #ELGLKnope contest? This awards program is all … Continued

#ELGLKnope: Elite Eight Matchups

Welcome to the #ELGLKnope Elite Eight! Voting opens on Monday, March 18, 2019 and concludes at noon on Saturday, March 23, 2019. NEW for this round: double points awarded for every park/open space selfie photo shared on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram with the hashtag #ELGLKnope and the name of the park. This awards program is all about recognizing community … Continued

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