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Celebrating Excellence!

The California Park & Recreation Society's Awards Program recognizes the outstanding achievements of agencies and individuals in the areas of community improvements and programming, facility design and park planning, marketing and communications, and professional and citizen leadership.

The annual Awards Program is open to CPRS members and non-member individuals, agencies, organizations, companies, and universities.

Awards recipients in each category, division, and class receive:

  • Statewide recognition at the CPRS Conference & Expo, including:
  • Statewide recognition in the Spring issue of California Parks & Recreation and on the CPRS website,
  • Electronic Award of Excellence logo for agency promotional purposes
  • CPRS representative available to re-present the Award at a local event (if requested)
  • Sample press release for award recipient to distribute to local or regional media

Our 2019 class of CPRS Award of Excellence Winners!

Professional & Service Awards:
Rising Professional
Champions of the Community
Outstanding Research

Awards of Excellence:
Creating Community
Park Planning
Facility Design
Marketing & Communications

2020 Awards Program will open in September, 2020

Thank you to our long time Award Sponsors!

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Questions?  Feel free to contact the following individuals:

General Award Questions: 
Ann Dunleavy, Awards Chair, 707.746.4282
Stephanie (House) Molina, Awards Chair, 661.763.4246

Online Award Submission Questions:
Stephanie Stephens, CPRS, 916.665.2777