When I moved to Miami the first thing I did was find any space near me that was green and allowed me to be outdoors!! Living directly in downtown we are largely surrounded by the concrete jungle, but I found with just a short drive (assuming tourists aren’t in town) I could be at what has become one of my favorite spots.
South Pointe Park
Being located on Miami Beach, South Pointe can be filled with hustle and bustle, but it also has this relaxed peaceful atmosphere. In the last three years at this park I have hosted the Annual Resolution Run, outdoor yoga, Run Club Relays and taken our anniversary pictures.
I recommend it to everyone visiting who is looking for something to do…and you know it must be special because reportedly J Lo’s Miami condo overlooks this area….grass, trees, water, amazing views, running pathways…sigh…I love a great park!
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE PARK
Great, so I love my park what does that mean for you??? Well this is 3rd Annual America is Your Park contest sponsored by Coca-Cola. The park with the most votes will win a $100,000 recreation grant from the Coca-Cola Live Positively initiative and the coveted title of “America’s Favorite Park.”
What’s even better is more than one park will win! Second- and third-place parks will receive $50,000 and $25,000 grants, respectively. And one lucky park will be chosen, at random, from the remaining top 25 spots on the leader board to win a $15,000 grant.
How to Cast Your Vote
Vote from May 23 at midnight ET until 11:59 p.m. ET on July 15, 2012 on www.livepositively.com/parks
“Check in” (via Four Square) and voting from the park (100 votes each) – Details on the site
Obviously I will be submitting and voting for South Pointe, but you can do it for ANY of your parks!! Get active, get involved and help ensure your area has an amazing park to inspire the community to enjoy the outdoors. The site has some great tools to help you spread the word in your community.
This post was sponsored by BlogHer.com.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Only legal residents of the 50 U.S. (and D.C.) who are at least 13 years old and reside within the U.S. at the time of participation are eligible to vote for a Park. Participate on behalf of a Park by: July 15, 2012. The 3 most popular Parks will be offered a grant and there will be 1 Wild Card drawing at the end of the Contest to award an additional grant. To participate, for Official Rules, and complete details including grant descriptions, visit www.LivePositively.com/parks. Void where prohibited.--------------------------------------
I am grateful for outdoor spaces that allow me to escape the hectic every day world and simply be.