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Amerson River Park Up For National Award

 

 

Amerson River Park has been nominated for a Knope Award through Engaging Local Government Leaders, and people can vote for it to move to the next round by clicking HERE through March 11.

If Leslie Knope could spend time in Amerson River Park, she’d fall in love with it immediately. With its 160+ acres, 4+ miles of trails, a playground, multiple pavilions, river overlooks and access, outdoor gym equipment, large open lawns, and more…what’s not to love?

“More than 450,000 people visit Amerson River Park each year, so it was only a matter of time before it got national attention,” says Parks & Beautification Director Sam Kitchens. “It’s become one of our region’s premiere destinations and a source of great pride for our department and community.”

In its third year, the Knope Awards recognize local government places, and this year, they are honoring local parks. (In previous years, the recognized libraries and city halls.) The competition is modeled after March Madness, and Amerson River Park has made it to the round of 32 where they face Rock Gardens at Taylor Crossing in Idaho Falls, ID in the April Division. The only way for Amerson to move to the Sweet 16 is for people to cast their vote in favor of it.

ELGL is a national organization that, among other things, celebrates and initiates programs and conversations that make public service and local government enjoyable. For more information about ELGL, click here. The Knope Award is named for Leslie Knope, a character from the popular television show Parks and Recreation. They also have awards named other characters in the show, including Tom Haverford (Top Vendors) and Chris Traeger (Top People).

Click HERE to vote for Amerson River Park!

posted 03/05/2019 in Community
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