Earn Recognition With an NRPA Award

January 25, 2024, Department, by NRPA

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Now through March 29, 2024, NRPA is accepting applications for its 2024 awards program. NRPA awards consist of the following:

The National Gold Medal Awards, governed and administered by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with NRPA, honor park and recreation agencies throughout the United States and armed forces recreation programs worldwide that demonstrate excellence in delivering superb park and recreation services.

The Innovation Awards showcase the inspiring work park and recreation agencies do to improve and empower their communities through innovative practices in park design, health and wellness, conservation, and equity.

The Spotlight Awards are presented to individuals to honor their efforts — both professional and personal — in the field of parks and recreation. Award winners include park and recreation professionals, volunteers, engaged community members and park advocates.

Fellowships and scholarships provide recipients with the opportunity to attend and explore the operation of the field at the NRPA Annual Conference.

The Hall of Fame inducts individuals posthumously who have made extraordinary and lasting contributions to the advancement of the park and recreation movement.

Taking the Mystery Out of the Awards Process

What can you do to make sure your application stands out from the rest? How does the scoring process work? What are some pitfalls to avoid? In the webinar, “Taking the Mystery Out of the Innovation and Individual Awards Process”
(tinyurl.com/5ydmhjr7), representatives from the NRPA Awards and Scholarship Committee shed light on the awards application process.

To learn more about NRPA awards, scholarships and fellowships, visit nrpa.org/Awards.