Amerson River Park is in the Championships and needs your votes and pictures!
Amerson River Park has officially made it to the Championship Round of the #ELGLKnope Awards through Engaging Local Government Leaders, which means it is ONE step away from being named the Best Park in the Country. To earn that honor, it needs your votes and Instagram pictures by 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 6.
To vote in this round, click HERE. Try voting from every device (computer and phone)! To earn the Park DOUBLE points, do the following:
1) Post LOTS of pictures of the Park (any picture will do) to Instagram. The more pictures you post, the more points the Park gets, so take lots of them.
2) Make sure to use the hashtag #ELGLKnope.
3) Tag @ELGL50 in the picture.
4) Encourage others to vote and share lots of their pictures.
If you don't have Instagram but still want to help, you can message the pictures to the Public Affairs Office through the Macon-Bibb County Facebook page. Staff will post those to Macon-Bibb's Instagram.
Amerson River Park is a 160+ acre park featuring 4+ miles of trails, a playground, multiple pavilions, river overlooks and access, outdoor gym equipment, large open lawns, and more. Work continues to expand the trail north from the Overlook to the Canoe Launch and south to connect to historic cemeteries, the Ocmulgee Heritage Trail, and the Ocmulgee National Historic Park.
“The response to this has been overwhelming,” says Interim Parks & Beautification Director Randell Hunt. “It's been great to see so many people posting their favorite pictures and telling the country why it deserves to be named the best park in the country."
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 Championships where they face the McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park in Scottsdale, AZ The only way for Amerson to win is for people to cast their votes online and post pictures of the Park to Instagram using the hashtag #ELGLKnope.