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Local park wins $15K award

KENNESAW -- Swift-Cantrell Park in Kennesaw won $15,000 in the "America is Your Park" contest.

Sponsored by Coca Cola, the third annual contest was developed in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association.

According to the City of Kennesaw, park goers voted online for their favorite park. Swift-Cantrell raked in almost three-million votes, and was among the top five finishers in "America is Your Park."

Swift-Cantrell may use the prize to help restore, build or enhance activity areas within the park, according to contest rules.

The City of Kennesaw said it will use the grant to buy and install exercise stations along the park's trails. The exercise stations will provide free physical activity opportunities for at-risk youth and low income families.

The grant should arrive and be ready to use in 8-10 weeks.