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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, and professional publicity photograph at the CPRS Annual Awards Banquet
    • 'Award Winner' ribbon to wear
    • Listing 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 2018 class of CPRS Award of Excellence Winners!

Professional & Service Awards:
Fellowship / Hall of Fame
Rising Professionals
Champions of the Community

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


2019 Awards Program deadline has passed. 

Award recipients will be notified mid January, 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