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The Santa Maria Recreation and Parks Department is inviting the community to celebrate Earth Month by participating in the Meet Me at the Park Selfie Contest throughout the month.

The winner will be chosen May 1 and will receive a basket filled with Recreation and Parks Department swag.

To enter the contest, take a selfie at a favorite local city park and share it on social media with the hashtag #CSMRPD. Participants can have multiple entries by sharing selfies at different local parks. To qualify for multiple entries, tag each park visited.

Meet Me at the Park is a national Earth Month campaign that is designed to help fund local park improvement projects across the country with the help of the National Recreation and Park Association and the Walt Disney Company. The campaign encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space.

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Santa Maria has 27 city parks, including more than 234 acres of grass, trees and playfields, and also maintains the 1,774-acre Los Flores Ranch Park located 8 miles south of the city.

For more information, call 925-0951, ext. 2260.

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