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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 are now closed for the 2023 Awards Program

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, 2, 2024


For questions, contact:
Nina Sinor, CPRS District 2 Vice President | (916) 307-6864

2021-2022 Award Recipients

J.R. Needy Professional Award - Kaisa Miller, City of West Sacramento

Facility Design & Park Planning Award - City of Roseville, Harry Crab Park

Agency Showcase Marketing Award - Digital & Print - Cosumnes Community Services District, Sammy's Great Adventure

Recreation & Community Program Award - El Dorado Hills Community Services District, JR. Lifeguard Camp

Champion of the Community Award - Carmichael Parks Foundation, Sharon Ruffner