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.
All Gold Medal finalists will submit a short video to support their application materials. Check out our 2016 video, and be on the lookout for our 2017 video in early June.
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.