NRPA National Awards are presented to individuals
and agencies to honor their efforts — both professional and personal — in
the field of parks and recreation. Recipients are selected by the Awards
& Scholarship Committee and are chosen for excellence in a variety of
topics, including professional and voluntary service, programming,
leadership, research and public outreach.
The NRPA National Awards include 11 awards. The categories and criteria have been
designed to be inclusive and significant to park and recreation.
Applications for the 2016 National Awards are now closed. Application information information for 2017 will be available in early January, 2017.
Robert M. Artz Citizen Advocacy Award
Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award
RWJF-NRPA Award for Health Equity
* Review Official Rules for eligibility requirements.
National Distinguished Professional Award
Theodore and Franklin Roosevelt Award for Excellence in Recreation and Park Research Award
Excellence in Inclusion Award
Excellence in Innovative Programming Award
Facility or Park Design Award
Barb King Environmental Stewardship Award
Kudos Marketing Award
National Partnership Award
2015 National Award Recipients
NRPA is very pleased to announce the recipients of the 2015 National Awards.
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