After leading the annual America is Your Park contest early on, Kennesaw’s Swift-Cantrell Park has slipped to fifth place. The park needs more votes by the July 15 deadline in order to win the $100,000 prize.
Sponsored by Coca-Cola, the online contest encourages park goers across the nation the vote online for their favorite parks. America's Favorite Park earns $100,000, second place wins $50,000 and third place receives $25,000. A $15,000 grant will also be awarded at random to a park placing from 4th to 25th.
City officials said in a release that if Swift-Cantrell wins, the funds will be used to purchase and install outdoor fitness stations along the park trails.
Here's how to vote:
1. Visit livepositively.com/parks, click on the interactive map to locate Swift-Cantrell Park, and cast your vote to earn one point for the park.
2. Even better, check in at Swift-Cantrell Park using the foursquare mobile app on your smartphone to earn 100 points. You must register your foursquare account at livepositively.com/parks before you check in. Follow the directions to accept the application permissions.
3. Keep voting! There is no limit to the number of votes one person can cast. You can also check in as many times as Foursquare permits, which is currently once per 15-minute period, three times per hour, and up to 28 times daily.
For more details, call 770-424-9714 or visit www.kennesaw-ga.gov/pkrec.