All Press Releases for October 20, 2021

Clermont Florida's Clermont Arts & Recreation Center Has Been Selected as a Winner of the 2021 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest

Sustainable Community Garden and Nature Space

    CLERMONT, FL, October 20, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Clermont Arts & Recreation Center has been selected as one of two winning projects in the 2021 Niagara Perk Your Park Contest from Niagara Bottling in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

The Perk Your Park Contest is an initiative that focuses on park and community space revitalization across the country. Improvements to Clermont's Arts & Recreation Center will include a community garden, nature play space, covered seating area as well as other ways the Clermont community can connect with the outdoors.

"We're thrilled to support the development of a community garden in Clermont," says Kristen Venick, Director of Niagara Cares. "It was exciting to see the community come together to vote for this project and we look forward to the enhancement of Clermont Arts & Recreation Center."

"Park and recreation professionals work tirelessly to provide their communities with essential infrastructure that improves the health and well-being of their communities," said Kellie May, NRPA Vice President of Programs and Partnerships. "This renovation grant will invest in critical infrastructure for this community."

As one of the winning park projects, the Clermont Arts & Recreation Center will receive a renovation worth $90,000. You can find more information about the renovation and the Niagara Perk Your Park contest at

About the City of Clermont. Clermont, Fla., is known as the Choice of Champions® due to its international reputation as a training ground for elite athletes and the community's celebration of the championship spirit. Founded in 1884 as a model town, the city of 44,000 is about 20 miles west of Orlando and is set among picturesque hills and pristine lakes. Clermont is the largest city in Lake County. More at

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The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) is the leading not-for-profit organization dedicated to building strong, vibrant, and resilient communities through the power of parks and recreation. With more than 60,000 members, NRPA advances this vision by investing in and championing the work of park and recreation professionals and advocates — the catalysts for positive change in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA's flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit

Niagara Cares is a philanthropic arm of Niagara Bottling, committed to supporting local and national community initiatives by engaging stakeholders and investing its resources for disadvantaged children and their families. Niagara Cares initiatives include national strategic partnerships, local community grants, employee engagement, volunteerism, and the Andrew D. Peykoff, Sr. Scholarship Program. For more information, visit

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Suzanne O'Shea
Clermont Arts & Recreation Center
Clermont, Florida
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