This is RENCI researcher Paul Ruth hoisting flags between the pines at Oval Park Wednesday morning before the Watts Hospital-Hillandale July Fourth parade. (Awesome, by the way. Look for more pics coming Sunday in The Durham News).
I just happened to post on my Facebook page that neighborhood parks are part of what make Duham cool. And wouldn't you know we just got this Durham news release:
This month, Durham Parks and Recreation (DPR) is sponsoring a YouTube-style video contest entitled, “How I Love My Park.”
The video contest is in observance of National Park and Recreation Month, a program created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the America’s Backyard Initiative to raise awareness of the vital impact that parks, recreation and conservation have on communities across the U.S.
To participate, residents must create a 30 second or 60 second video demonstrating how they love their park, upload it on YouTube by August 8 and email the link to DPRinfo@durhamnc.gov.
"Durham Parks and Recreation provides opportunities for our community to Play More, and no one can tell a better story about our parks than those who enjoy them” said Rhonda B. Parker,” director of DPR. "We're asking residents to grab a video camera and capture how they enjoy recreating at their favorite park.”
A panel of judges will select the top winners of three categories: best overall, funniest and most viewed video. The winning video of the best overall category will be shown on DTV8 (Time Warner Cable Channel 8) as well as uploaded on Durham Parks and Recreation’s website and Facebook page. The top winners in the funniest and most viewed categories will receive a DPR gift pack to include a lawn chair, beach blanket and picnic basket.
Visit www.DPRPlayMore.org or call (919) 560-4355 for contest rules, instructions and details.