public recreation and park movement in America owes its existence and growth to
the vision and dedication of individuals who have worked to improve the
quality of life in America through parks and recreation. The leaders
recognized in the Robert W. Crawford Recreation and Park Hall of Fame serve as
examples for future leaders in continuing the recreation and park movement
into the 21st century.
Acceptance of applications for consideration for the Class of 2016 is now closed. 2017 application information will be available in early January 2017.
Criteria for Nomination
To be selected, nominees must meet the following criteria:
- Nominee must have made an extraordinary and lasting contribution to the
advancement of the park and recreation movement
contributions must have been consistent with the mission of the National
Recreation and Park Association, the American Academy of Park and Recreation
Administration and predecessor organizations
- Selection to the Hall of
Fame is a posthumous honor. No nominee shall be considered until at least
five years after their death
Special commemorative plaques are on display at the
Ahrens Institute, National Recreation and Park Association headquarters in
Please contact the Awards Team with any questions.