2017 NRPA GOLD MEDAL FINALIST - Excellence in Park and Recreation Management
For the second consecutive year, The Johnson County Park & Recreation
District is honored to be one of four finalists for the prestigious 2017 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. which demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition.
JCPRD is a finalist in Class I, which is for agencies serving a population over 400,000, and is the largest of the five population-based categories. The district was previously a finalist in 1991, 1993, 1994, and 2016. The agency won the Gold Medal Award in 1995.
This Gold Medal video has been submitted to the judging committee as part of the award process and is a reflection of our board and staff's commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Johnson County by providing high quality parks, programs, and services.
While JCPRD provides numerous parks and a wide range of recreation programs and facilities - far more than can be represented in a 5-minute video - the goal of this video is to support the information provided in JCPRD's Gold Medal application, tell the story of how our agency is unique and outstanding, and capture images that support our application responses. We hope you enjoy the stories of these successful and unique programs.
For the Gold Medal Awards, agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials.
Through the Gold Medal Awards program, the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) honor agencies that demonstrate excellence through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition.
Thank you to our community for your continued support of the Johnson County Park and Recreation District, as we serve over 2.5 million participations, manage over 10,000 acres of parkland, more than 90 miles of trails, and multiple recreational facilities.
The 2017 Grand Plaque Award will be announced in September at the NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans.