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2023 CARPD Awards of Distinction

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Thank you to all that took the time to send in their nominations. It was another very competitive year! The Awards of Distinction winners were announced at the CARPD Conference on May 18, 2023, in Yosemite, CA. Congrats!

District Awards

Outstanding New Facility:

Jurupa Area Recreation and Park District - Shadow Rock Park

Outstanding Renovated Facility (Large District)​: 

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District - Kennedy Park

Outstanding Renovated Facility (Small District)​: 

Tehachapi Valley Recreation and Park District - Ollie Mountain Sports Park 

Outstanding Activity/Program/Special Event:

East Bay Regional Park District - UN International Day of Peace at Lake Chabot Regional Park

Isla Vista Recreation and Park District - 50th Anniversary and Pumpkin Patch Celebration

CARPD Community Landmark:

Hayward Area Recreation and Park District - Hayward Plunge

Individual Awards

Outstanding District Employee:

Sergio Portela - North Highlands Recreation and Park District

Outstanding General Manager:

Dave Mitchell - Sunrise Recreation and Park District

James Wood - Tuolumne Park and Recreation District

Outstanding Board Member:

Carol A. Pereira - Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

Jim Meredith Award of Excellence:

Larry Mazzuca - North Highlands Recreation and Park District

Community Awards

Outstanding Community Organization/Partner

Tim Hagel and the Safe Youth Passage Foundation - supporting Conejo Recreation and Park District

Tiburcio Vasquez Health Center - supporting Hayward Area Recreation and Park District

Outstanding Volunteer

Amelia Sue Marshall - East Bay Regional Park District

Chris Gorman - Jurupa Community Services District


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