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Thursday, March 06, 2014


Macy’s partners withthe National Recreation and Park Association to raise funds for local parks nationwide, with every dollar matched by Macy’s, up to $250,000

Colorado Springs, CO –– Garden of the Gods Park has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a program introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for local parks across the country. From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s 1750 Briargate Blvd, Colorado Springs (Chapel Hills Mall) can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Garden of the Gods Park. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.

“We are thrilled to partner with Macy’s and NRPA for ‘Heart Your Park’ this spring,” said Karen Palus, Director, Parks, Recreation and Cultural Services. “Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for Garden of the Gods Park. This park is a great asset to the community, and we greatly appreciate Macy’s support.”  Garden of the Gods Park is one of more than 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from Macy’s “Heart Your Park” this spring. In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of community parks, recreation and conservation, Macy’s stores across the country have each selected a local park or green space in their community to support through the program. Donations will go toward making improvements, such as maintaining trails, playgrounds, and ball fields, and everything in between.

“Heart Your Park” is part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” spring campaign that will come to life at Macy’s stores and on with an infusion of garden-inspired merchandise, special promotions and events. For more information on “Secret Garden,” visit garden. For a full list of the parks benefiting from Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” visit

About Garden of the Gods

Garden of the Gods Park, an incredible city-owned park, is a National Natural Landmark and recognized by the Department of the Interior as "a nationally-significant natural area."  Recognized in 2013 by Trip Advisor users as the #2 favorite park in the United States and the #3 favorite park in the world, Garden of the Gods Park offers towering sandstone formations, a wonderful view of Pikes Peak, paved and unpaved hiking paths, and many other amenities. The towering red rock formations within the Park come alive when you visit the free Visitor and Nature Center and explore the geology, plants, animals and people of this amazing 1319.12-acre regional park, located at 1805 North 30th Street in Colorado Springs. Garden of the Gods Park was given to the city of Colorado Springs in 1909 by the children of railroad magnate Charles Elliot Perkins, in fulfillment of his wish that it be kept forever open and free to the public. As a result, this amazing park can be enjoyed free of charge year-round.

About Macy’s 

Macy's, the largest retail brand of Macy's, Inc. (NYSE:M), delivers fashion and affordable luxury to customers at approximately 800 locations in 45 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam, as well as to customers in the U.S. and more than 100 international destinations through its leading online store at Building on a more than 150-year tradition, and with the collective support of customers, employees and Macy's Foundation, Macy's helps strengthen communities by supporting local and national charities giving more than $70 million each year to help make a difference in the lives of our customers.

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About National Recreation and Park Association

The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of 40,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit