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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.


CPRS D2 Awards Program Brochure 2021.pdf

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 2021.

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 in March 2022.

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

Entry Deadline: 5:00pm on Thursday, February 3, 2022.



Submit entries in pdf form to:
Sharlene Lal, CPRS District 2 Vice President
Carmichael Recreation & Park District | (916) 879-2525


To Submit Payment for Awards entry


2020-2021 Award Recipients

J.R. Needy Professional Award - Chad Gunter, City of Folsom

Facility Design & Park Planning Award - City of Folsom, Broder Family Homestead Park

Agency Showcase Marketing Award - Digital & Print - Cordova Recreation & Park District

Recreation & Community Program Award - City of Sacramento, YPCE Youth Division Landscape & Learning Program

Champion of the Community Award - Jerry Mitchell and the Trail Keepers Program, City of Rocklin

2021 Hall of Honor Inductees

Check out the Partnership for Quality Living's 2021 Hall of Honor Inductee Award Ceremony Video



Exceptional Leadership Category - Larry R. Gury

Exceptional Leadership Category - Philip Wright