Lake Park in Lutz is one of the latest beneficiaries of “Heart Your Park,” a public-private partnership that matches donations from Hillsborough County residents with those from Macy’s department stores.
It joins E.G. Simmons Park in Ruskin as parks poised to benefit from the program.
The National Recreation and Parks Association and selected Macy’s locations jointly identified the local parks and green spaces that would receive special funds from this project, in addition to ongoing support for county parks, recreation and conservation programs.
Lake Park appears to sportsmen and offers hiking trails, an archery range, BMX bicycle track, equestrian arenas and a radio-controlled car track, according to a release.
Macy’s wil provide a matching contribution for every $1 donated by customers, up to $250,000. Residents can contribute when visiting Macy’s store locations, and asking to donate to “Heart Your Park.” No purchase is necessary to participate.
Donations will be used to make improvements, maintain park amenities, or support infrastructure and programming.
The NRPA is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people, according to a release.
The closest Macy’s locally is at The Shops at Wiregrass, 2230 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., in Wesley Chapel. Macy’s has eight locations in the greater Tampa Bay area.