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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 will receive:

  • Statewide recognition at the CPRS Conference & Expo, including:
    • Highlight in the general session awards video
    • Presentation, plaque, professional publicity photograph, and general photos at the CPRS Annual Awards Banquet
    • 'Award Winner' ribbon to wear
    • Listed in the Best of the Best booklet
  • Statewide recognition in the Spring issue of California Parks & Recreation and on the CPRS website, www.cprs.org
  • 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 2016 class of CPRS Award of Excellence Winners!

Professional & Service Awards:
Champions of the Community
Outstanding Research

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


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
Doug Grove, Awards Chair, 951.781.1930 ext 121 

Online Award Submission Questions:
Stephanie Stephens, CPRS, 916.665.2777