RIVIERA BEACH’S URBAN FARM SELECTED FOR THE 2022 NIAGARA PERK
YOUR PARK CONTEST
RIVIERA BEACH, FL. (Aug. 11, 2022) – The Urban Farm in Riviera Beach has been
selected as part of ten projects in the 2022 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest.
This initiative focuses on park and community space revitalization across the country.
To encourage public engagement with these spaces, improvements will include
community gardens, updated playgrounds, new trail amenities, and other ways
communities can connect with nature and the outdoors. Since 2016, Niagara has
partnered with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) to revitalize parks
and outdoor community spaces across the U.S. Through the organization’s charitable
division, Niagara Cares, we’re committed to making a difference.
“The Urban Farm has proven that the more sustainable a community is, the more
resilient it is,” Parks and Recreation Director Richard Blankenship said. “Having access
to fresh produce, wellness education and sustainability education benefits the City in so
many ways. Continued funding for the Urban Farm means continued improvement in
the well-being of our City.”
The contest runs from Aug. 1 to Sept. 12, with the three winning park projects receiving
a renovation worth $75,000. You can vote for The Urban Farm
at www.NiagaraPerkYourPark.com and also learn about other ways to get involved and
help the City of Riviera Beach take advantage of this exciting opportunity.
Public Information Officer