The Gold Medal
Award honors communities throughout the United States that
demonstrate excellence in long-range planning, resource
management, and agency recognition. Each agency is judged on its
ability to address the needs of those it serves through the
collective energies of citizens, staff, and elected officials.
The Gold Medal Award Program includes seven classes:
five classes based upon population, one class for armed forces
recreation and one class for state park systems in odd numbered
A panel of
five parks and recreation professionals reviews and judges all application
materials. Judges are chosen for their
considerable experience and knowledge in parks and recreation on both local and
Gold Medal Award applicants share their innovative program ideas.
The 2015 Gold Medal Finalists have been announced. Congratulations to these recipients.
Information for the 2016 Gold Medal Awards will be available in January 2016.
2015 Gold Medal Grand Award Recipients
Class I The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission, Riverdale, MD
Class II Plano Parks & Recreation, Plano, TX
Class III City of St. George Leisure Services Department, St. George, UT
Class IV Park District of Oak Park, Oak Park, IL
Class V Oak Brook Park District, Oak Brook, IL
Armed Forces Recreation Marine Corps Community Services, Marine Corps Installations - West, Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendelton, CA
State Parks Delaware State Parks
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The Gold Medal Awards are presented by
the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership
with the National Recreation and Park Association, and proudly sponsored by