Overview of the CPRS Awards Program

Thank You for Your Interest - Entry Deadline Has Passed

Award Entry Deadline November 15, 2013

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

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

The Award of Excellence recipients in each category, division, and class will receive:

  • Statewide recognition at the 2014 California & Pacific Southwest Recreation & Park Training Conference in Ontario, CA, March 5-7
  • General session awards video, Wednesday, March 5, 2014
  • Best of the Best Social & Networking, Wednesday 5, 2014
  • Presentation, plaque and publicity photograph at the 2014 CPRS Annual Awards Banquet, Friday, March 7, 2014
  • Statewide recognition in the 2014 Spring issue of Parks & Recreation and on the CPRS website, www.cprs.org
  • Electronic 2013 Award of Excellence logo for agency promotional purposes
  • 2013 award winner ribbon to wear
  • CPRS representative available to re-present the Award of Excellence 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 CREAM principles:


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


R 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.
E 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.
A 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.
M Mission The extent to which the entry supports the mission of the profession and / or promotes the Parks Make Life Better!® statewide branding campaign.

Award Entry Deadline

11:59 pm, November 15, 2013

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CPRS Awards Program Sponsors

CPRS extends its appreciation to the following companies for their outstanding support of our annual awards program.