NRPA Awards Gold Medal in Parks & Recreation to St. George
Las Vegas, NV Sept. 15, 2015 – The National Park and Recreation Association (NRPA) today awarded a gold medal and the Grand Plaque to the Leisure Services Department of the City of St. George. Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials. St. George won the Grand Plaque in the Class III, population 75,001 to 150,000 category and is the only city of this size to achieve this high honor. Last year, St. George was a finalist in this same category.
Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the U.S. that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. Applications are separated into seven classes, with five classes based on population, one class for armed forces recreation communities and the State Park System Class awarded every other year.
St. George is a 2014 National Gold Medal Award Finalist
The Gold Medal Awards are presented by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association, and proudly sponsored by Musco Lighting.
St. George recognized for Parks and Recreation
ST. GEORGE – Temperatures were in the mid-90s, but St. George's iconic Pioneer Park was still busy with activity Saturday.
Perched atop the park's iconic "Sugarloaf" rock — it's sometimes called the "Dixie Rock" — local resident and college student Nathalie Sellier spread her arms and took in the view below, a growing city tucked between hillsides and mesas, with shocks of green poking up between the rooftops and large parks interspersed throughout.
Pioneer Park has been awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
TripAdvisor would like to congratuate Pioneer Park on being awarded a 2014 Certificate of Excellence signifying that it has consistently earned outstandingfeedback from TripAdvisor.
This prestigous award is based on the quality of reviews and opinions you've earned on TripAdvisor over the past year.