The public’s vote could potentially help in renovating Pickell Park.

The Fort St. John park is located at the intersection of 102 Ave. and 106 St. It is being entered in the Picnic Anywhere Project, a Canada wide contest which awards the grand prize winner a $100,000 park renovation and four runner ups a $10,000 prize for making improvements.

Participants explain why their designated park requires an upgrade so it can be an enjoyable location to have a picnic and enjoy the outdoors.

Organizers would like to add a variety of attractions to the park, which would improve its overall layout. Such improvements would include a seating area with park benches, a type of shelter, flower beds, stable picnic tables and additional trees and playground equipment.

The project is estimated to only take three months to complete and would commence in the spring of 2012 finishing by the summer season.

Participants must submit a written letter explaining their case, as well as submit three pictures of the park. Submissions will then be posted on Facebook, where they will be open to the public to vote on.

Voters are only allowed to vote once during this portion of the contest and the chance to vote closes on Aug.5.

If selected into the final five, participants are required to create and submit a video showcasing their park and discuss the renovation plans.

The contest will re-open on Sept. 14 for the general public to vote for the final five contestants. The voting will once again be done through Facebook, however, voters are allowed to vote once every 24 hours for whichever park they feel deserves to win. Voting for the final five contestants closes on Sept.28.