The 2019 Our Winning Green Space Contest opens for entries

By Sarah Bunyea

The winner will receive an Exmark mower package and a field or park renovation project.

Project EverGreen, Mentor, Ohio, in partnership with Exmark Manufacturing, Beatrice, Nebraska, the Sports Turf Managers Association, Lawrence, Kansas, and the Foundation for Safer Athletic Fields for Everyone, Lawrence, Kansas, has announced the third annual “Our Winning Green Space” contest.

Municipal parks and recreation departments, public works departments and non-profit agencies may enter the contest for a chance at winning an Exmark commercial mower package including Lazer Z X-Series zero-turn and Commercial 30 walk-behind mowers, valued at approximately $15,000, as well as a “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” playing field or park renovation project.

The entry process requires an essay and photos explaining why the city deserves the new equipment and renovated playing field. Entrants must explain how the prize will assist the community in maintaining a healthier, safer area for kids to play. Submissions may be entered at Project Evergreen from through April 26, 2019.

“Project EverGreen is thrilled to partner with Exmark and STMA on this opportunity to raise awareness of our “Healthy Turf. Healthy Kids.” program and the importance of safe, natural grass play fields for kids,” says Cindy Code, Project EverGreen executive director. “It’s also a fun opportunity for cities to share their story and compete for a field make-over.”

Previous winners include:

  • 2017 – In Memory of Community Garden and the Warrendale Community Organization, Detroit
  • 2018 – Parks & Recreation Department, Clinton, North Carolina

For complete contest rules, visit