The National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) supports parks, recreation and environmental conservation efforts to enhance our quality of life. It generates and supports programs that promote health & wellness, conservation and social equity.
THPRD is proud to be a 2017 finalist for the Gold Medal Award, an honor that commemorates excellence in park and recreation management.
This coveted award is presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). Recipients will be announced at the NRPA Annual Conference in New Orleans, Sept. 26-28.
To support our quest for the National Gold Medal Award, THPRD has created a short video that demonstrates just a few of the things that make our district great. Check it out!
The Gold Standard
In 2016, THPRD was recognized as a Gold Medal finalist for the first time. In October 2016, General Manager Doug Menke and THPRD Board President Jerry Jones (pictured below, middle) accepted the finalist plaque at the NRPA National Conference in St. Louis.