NRPA Announces 2022 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest

Connecting Community to Nature and Sustainability: Nature Play and Trails

Ashburn, VA (August 1, 2022)

The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the nation’s leading advocate for parks and recreation is proud to partner with Niagara water and Niagara Cares to launch the 2022 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest, an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization in Texas and Florida.

After funding two projects in 2021, Niagara is giving communities a chance to cast their votes for this year’s awards. Ten projects have been selected for 2022 and voting to select the three winners begins August 1, 2022. The Perk Your Park Contest will award $75,000 in funding to the winning projects.

“We are excited to work with Niagara to improve park and community spaces and look forward to see the revitalization that takes place,” said Ayanna Williams, director of community and environmental resilience. “These improvements will help build healthy communities and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be a part of this important work.”

Since 2016, Niagara has partnered with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to revitalize parks and outdoor community spaces across the country.

Voting starts August 1, at Vote for your park once per day until the polls close September 12, 2022.

To learn more about the selected projects and to cast a vote, visit

To learn more about NRPA, visit

To learn more about Niagara Cares, visit

About the National Recreation and Park Association

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 mission 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

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

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