The Boca Raton community can visit https://niagaraperkyourpark.com/parks/ocean-strand-park/ to vote today – and every day for six weeks – to help win $75,000 toward development of Ocean Strand Park.
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BOCA RATON, Fla. (Aug. 1, 2022) – With the click of a mouse or a tap of their finger, Boca Raton community members can help secure $75,000 to develop vacant land into a natural waterfront park.
Beginning today, anyone who wants to help can visit https://niagaraperkyourpark.com/parks/ocean-strand-park/ to vote for Ocean Strand Park in the National Recreation and Park Association’s “Perk Your Park” contest.
Ocean Strand Park is one of 10 finalists in the Perk Your Park contest, sponsored by Niagara Bottling. The three parks receiving the most votes will receive $75,000 each.
“It’s a great honor to make it this far in the contest,” District chair Erin Wright said. “Now it’s up to the Boca Raton community to show its support, vote, and hopefully win money to offset the park development cost.”
Between August 1 and September 12, the contest’s final day, each voter can visit the Ocean Strand Perk Your Park link once per day to cast their electronic ballot for Ocean Strand. The contest is free.
Located at 2300 N Ocean Blvd, between Spanish River Blvd. and Palmetto Park Rd., Ocean Strand is a 14-acre parcel of land that stretches from A1A to the Intracoastal.
The District purchased Ocean Strand in 1994 with the idea of creating a public park that accentuates the property’s natural features and beauty. Recently, the District cleared invasive vegetation from the site in preparation for the creation of natural walking trails through the mangroves.
The Perk Your Park Contest is part of the Niagara Perk Your Park Project, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization across the country. After funding two projects in 2021, Niagara is giving communities a chance to cast their votes for which three projects receive funding next.
Finishing among the contest’s Top 3 will give Boca Raton the chance to show off its natural side while relieving the burden of tax payers.
About the Greater Boca Raton Beach and Park District: The District is committed to the acquisition and development of parks and recreation facilities. It seeks to provide entertaining and engaging leisure, educational, athletic and cultural activities to all of its residents and guests. The District owns multiple recreational facilities and/or parks in the Boca Raton area, including Sugar Sand Park, Patch Reef Park, the Swim and Racquet Center and Ocean Strand. In addition, through interlocal agreements with the City of Boca Raton, it funds the operating expenses of the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center, Red Reef Park, Spanish River Athletic Facilities and Mizner Bark Dog Park.
Niagara Bottling, LLC has been family owned and operated since 1963. Headquartered in Diamond Bar, CA, Niagara operates bottling facilities throughout the U.S. and Mexico. As a leading beverage manufacturer in the U.S., Niagara Bottling works closely with some of the largest beverage brands, retailers, grocers, club and convenience stores throughout the country. Niagara produces a variety of beverages including bottled water, sparkling, vitamin and flavored water, teas, sports drinks, ready-to-drink coffee, protein drinks and non-dairy milk products. For more information, visit niagarawater.com.
The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this vision by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit parksandrecreation.org.
Niagara Cares is a philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for disadvantaged children and their families. Niagara Cares initiatives include national strategic partnerships, local community grants, employee engagement, volunteerism and the Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Scholarship Program. For more information, visit niagarawater.com/niagara-cares.