Summer is an awesome time to walk, run, play and relax in our area’s beautiful parks. And during July, there’s a special reason to visit often.
Help your favorite local park win money for park improvements from the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation.

Thank you for supporting On Your Park, Get Set, Go! We’re proud to announce the winning parks in our first annual contest:

  • 1st place: Hickory Park $10,000 recreation grant
  • 2nd place: Exeter Community Park $7,500 recreation grant
  • 3rd place: Sunset Park $5,000 recreation grant
  • 4th place: Pottstown Memorial Park $2,500 recreation grant (chosen by random lottery)

We can’t wait to see the improvements they have in store!

Boyertown Community Park
419 South Madison
Boyertown, PA 19512

Douglass Park
1320 East Philadelphia Avenue
Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Ellis Woods Park
855 Ellis Woods Road
Pottstown, PA 19465

Community Park on the Ridge
262 Ridge Road, (behind Township building)
Spring City, PA 19475

Kimberton Park
2202 Kimberton Road
Kimberton, PA 19442

Exeter Community Park
1 Elm Street
Reading, PA 19606

Hickory Park
2140 Big Road
Gilbertsville, PA 19525

Pottstown Memorial Park
75 West King Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Kenilworth Park
800 Brown Street
Pottstown, PA 19465

Sunset Park
1401 North Charlotte Street
Pottstown, PA 19464

Anderson Farm Park
499 Hopwood Road
Collegeville, PA 19426

Brown Street Park
Brown and Wall Streets
Spring City, PA 19475

Remember to go back to our Facebook page to post pics for bonus points!

On Your Park, Get Set, Go!™

General Guidelines

Entry: No purchase necessary to participate. Voters will enter by (1) Scanning a QR Code, (2) Voting on Facebook, and/or (3) Emailing a Photo to The contest will run from July 1 through July 31, 2014.

  • QR Codes*: Visitors will be able to scan a customized QR code at a nominated park to register their vote. They can and should come back each day during the voting period to vote again. One scan will be registered per device/day. Each scan will equal 10 votes.
    • Once a QR code is scanned, individuals will be taken to a thank you page, where participants will be encouraged to post pictures or comments. Individuals who decide to post a photo can get an additional 10 votes added to their daily total.
    • Individuals can earn bonus votes by visiting nominated parks on Saturdays throughout the month (July 5, 12, 19, 26) and scanning QR codes.
  • Facebook: Individuals can log onto Facebook from any of their devices and vote for their favorite park. They can and should do so each day during the voting period. One vote will be registered per Facebook user/day. Each vote will equal 2 votes.
    • Votes from QR codes and Facebook will be tabulated in real time, meaning anyone can see where their favorite park stands.
  • Email: Individuals can email a “selfie” photo taken at the park, along with the name of the park, to: One vote would be registered per email address. Each vote would equal 10 votes.

Winner Selection: The overall, winning park and top vote-getter will receive a $10,000 recreation grant. Our first runner-up will receive $7,500. Our second runner-up will receive $5,000. The rest of the participating parks will be entered into a lottery resulting in an additional winner of $2,500. All winners will be notified on Friday, August 1, 2014.

*When it comes to QR codes, there are many free options for iPhone, Android and Windows smart phones. For those who don’t have a QR code reader app already installed, here’s where to start:

  • Download and install the app. While there are hundreds of options, here are two free options available for most smart phones:
  • Run the app and scan the QR code. Your screen will switch to a camera display. Point your camera at the QR code. Hold your camera steady so that the QR code comes into focus.
  • See the thank you page and get another opportunity to vote.The QR code will take people to a “thank you for voting” page. This means that once you scan the QR code, your vote has been cast.


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