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TWO CHULA VISTA PARKS IDENTIFIED AS MACY’S “HEART YOUR PARK” FUNDRAISING PROGRAM RECEPIENT
 
Memorial Park, located in the heart of downtown Chula Vista, and Windingwalk Park in the Otay Ranch area, have both been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign. The campaign aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s Chula Vista Center, 555 Broadway, and Macy’s in Otay Ranch Town Center, 2015 Birch Road, can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting the local park nearest to that particular Macy’s. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.

Memorial and Windingwalk Parks are two of more than 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from Macy’s “Heart Your Park” this spring. In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the national non-profit organization dedicated in 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, playgrounds, and ball fields, and everything in between.

“We are thrilled to partner with Macy’s and NRPA for ‘Heart Your Park’ this spring,” said Agnes Bernardo, Chula Vista’s Parks Operations Manager. “Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for Memorial and Windingwalk Parks. Both of these parks are great assets to the community, and we greatly appreciate Macy’s support.”

“Heart Your Park” is part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” spring campaign that will come to life at Macy’s stores and on www.macys.com with an infusion of garden-inspired merchandise, special promotions and events. For more information on “Secret Garden,” visit www.macys.com/secretgarden. For a full list of the parks benefiting from Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” visit www.macys.com/parks.

Chula Vista currently has more than 50 community and neighborhood parks as well as nine recreation centers. More information about Chula Vista’s parks can be found at www.chulavistaca.gov.

Posted: March 6, 2014

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