BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) — Boardman Park has been chosen as one of 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from the Macy’s “Heart Your Park” campaign.
The program was introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, which aims to raise awareness and funds for local parks across the country, according to a news release from Boardman Park. Starting Friday and running through March 31, customers at Macy’s in the Southern Park Mall can donate $1 or more at the register with 100 percent of the donations going to the park.
In addition, Macy’s will match the donations dollar for dollar up to $250,000.
The campaign is a partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of community parks, recreation and conservation, Macy’s stores across the country have each selected a local park or green space in their community to support through the program. Donations will go toward making improvements, such as maintaining trails, park facilities, playgrounds, ball fields and everything in between.
“We are thrilled to partner Macy’s and NRPA for ‘Heart Your Park’ this spring, “said Daniel Slagle, Jr., Boardman Park Executive Director. “Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for the Park. Boardman Park, the Green Oasis, is a great asset to our community, and we greatly appreciate Macy’s support.”