Source: National Recreation and Park Association
Award applications include nominations for Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame
Ashburn, Va. (Jan. 20, 2017) — Applications and nominations for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) 2017 National Awards, Gold Medal Awards and Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fameare now being accepted. The deadline to submit award applications is March 12, 2017.
NRPA’s National Awards, which are presented to individuals and agencies in honor of their professional and personal contributions to the field of parks and recreation, include the following:
- Robert M. Artz Citizen Advocacy Award
- Robert W. Crawford Young Professional Award
- RWJF-NRPA Award for Health Equity
- 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
NRPA and the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) will present sevenGold Medal Awards this year. Recognizing excellence in park and recreation management, five gold medals will be awarded based upon population, one for armed forces recreation and one for state park systems. NRPA and AAPRA will select one individual for the Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame honoring their contributions to the advancement of parks and recreation in the U.S.
All National Award and Gold Medal Award winners, including the Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame inductee, will be recognized during the 2017 NRPA Annual Conference Sept. 26–28 in New Orleans.
To apply for a National Award, visit www.nrpa.org/our-work/awards/nationalawards/.
To apply for a Gold Medal Award, visit www.nrpa.org/our-work/awards/goldmedal/.
To submit a nomination for the Robert W. Crawford Hall of Fame, visit www.nrpa.org/our-work/awards/halloffame/.
To learn more about NRPA, visit www.nrpa.org.
About The National Recreation and Park Association
The National Recreation and Park Association is a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to advancing park, recreation and conservation efforts that enhance quality of life for all people. Through its network of more than 52,000 recreation and park professionals and citizens, NRPA encourages the promotion of healthy and active lifestyles, conservation initiatives and equitable access to parks and public space. For more information, visit www.nrpa.org. For digital access to NRPA’s flagship publication, Parks & Recreation, visit www.parksandrecreation.org.