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Awards Program

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The California Park & Recreation Society (CPRS) District 2 Awards Program recognizes excellence of those agencies and individuals that publicize, develop and manage programs, parks and facilities that align with the Parks Make Life Better™ brand message of:

  • Building loyalty for parks and recreation services, heightening the profession’s bargaining power and independence, stimulating growth, attracting talented people to the profession, involving the public and gaining greater resources and support.
  • Raising awareness of the benefits of parks and recreation throughout California and raise the status of parks and recreation as an essential community service.
  • Demonstrate the six main message concepts of: Gathering Places, Play, Nature, Exercise, Positive Spaces, & Forever, all which are valued today & always.


Eligibility: All District 2 Parks and Recreation agencies (cities, counties & districts) and individual CPRS members are eligible to submit entries to the CPRS District 2 Awards Program. All programs and projects must have been completed in 2023.

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Application Notification: All applicants will receive a notification email announcing the decision of the judging in late February. Entry materials will not be returned.

CPRS District 2 Awards & Installation Banquet: Recipients will receive recognition at the CPRS District 2 Awards & Installation Banquet on Wednesday, March 13th, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Woodcreek Golf Club, located at 5880 Woodcreek Oaks Blvd., Roseville, CA 95747.

Multiple Entries: Agencies may submit more than one entry per category. $20 award entry fee applies to each award entry.

Applications Open December 2024

Applications are available online only - Pay the $20 Entry Fee below. Award Applicants who do not pay the entry fee will not be conisdered.

Application Deadline: February 2025


For questions, contact:
Eric Buechler, CPRS District 2 Vice President | (530) 661-2026

2022-2023 Award Recipients

J.R. Needy Professional Award - Wayne Lowery, Partnerships for Quality Living Chair

Facility Design & Park Planning Award - Cosumnes CSD, Elk Grove Nature Park

Agency Showcase Marketing Award - Digital & Print - City of Roseville Parks, Recreation & Libraries, Gold Medal Award Video

Recreation & Community Program Award - City of Folsom,  Flosm Community Service Day

Champion of the Community Award - Cordova Recreation & Park District, Gianni Chauppette