Overview of the CPRS Awards Program

CPRS Awards Program

Celebrating Excellence!

Award Entry Deadline: November 14, 2014

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 2015 CPRS Conference in Sacramento, CA, March 11-13, 2015
  • General session awards video, Wednesday, March 11, 2015
  • Presentation, plaque and publicity photograph at the 2015 CPRS Annual Awards Banquet, Friday, March 13, 2015
  • Statewide recognition in the 2015 Spring issue of Parks & Recreation and on the CPRS website, www.cprs.org
  • Electronic 2014 Award of Excellence logo for agency promotional purposes
  • 2014 award winner ribbon to wear
  • 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


Entries will be assessed on how well they demonstrate the following:

Challenge...  Describe the significant issue, problem or concern the entry addressed.

Resourcefulness...  The extent to which the entry demonstrated the use of creative or innovative approaches and the role community partners or stakeholders played in addressing the challenge.

Execution...  The extent to which the entry utilized various strategies, tools, resources and outreach efforts to address the challenge, including the use of non-traditional fiscal or community resources (grants, sponsorships, volunteers, etc.) and the communication efforts used to inform the community, policy makers or partners.
Accomplishments...  The extent to which the entry created a substantial community benefit, improved operational efficiencies, created new or increased value in the community or significantly enhanced the provision of park and recreation services through measureable results.
Mission...  The extent to which the entry supports the mission of the profession and / or promotes the Parks Make Life Better!® statewide branding campaign.

Submitting an Award Winning Nomination is Simple!

Use these Tips and Award Winning Strategies to ensure your nomination is award worthy!

Award Entry Deadline

11:59 pm, November 14, 2014

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CPRS Awards Program Sponsors

CPRS extends its appreciation to our Awards Program Sponsors for their outstanding support of our annual awards program!