Acceptance of applications for consideration for the Class of 2017 is now closed. 2018 application information will be available in early January 2018.
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
- Nominee's 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 Ashburn, Virginia.
Please contact the Awards Team with any questions.