Outstanding New Facility: Honors excellence in design and planning of newly constructed public park facilities. Demonstrates high standards of quality, versatility, accessibility, and community involvement.
Outstanding Renovated Facility: Honors excellence in design and planning of newly renovated public park facilities. Exhibits high standards of quality, versatility, accessibility, and community involvement.
Environmental Excellence Award: Honors programming or planning that supports environmental sustainability in the operation and management of District facilities.
Outstanding Innovation: Honors unique or groundbreaking recreation programs, park maintenance practices, or District operations.
*Outstanding Community Outreach Campaign: Honors excellence in community engagement, communication, and outreach to District constituents.
*Outstanding Activity/Special Event: Honors outstanding and unique achievements in program planning, development, and implementation of a District activity or special event.
*CARPD Community Landmark Award: Recognizes public park facilities that have served communities for 30 or more years. Honors those facilities that have been at the core of recreation and park activities for a diverse user base and provided a wide-range of experiences and activities to the community.
Outstanding District Employee: Any District employee whose significant contributions have gone above and beyond in service of their District.
Outstanding General Manager: Any District General Manager or District Administrator whose significant contributions have gone above and beyond in service of their District.
Outstanding Board Member: Any individual serving as Board Member for at least one term of office (4 years) whose significant contributions have benefited their District.
Community Awards (Limit 1 Per District—ALL Nominees Honored)
Outstanding Community Organization/Partner: Honors any public or private club, special interest group, or public agency that has made a significant contribution to a District recreation or park program.
Outstanding Volunteer: Honors any person who has provided outstanding participation, volunteer service, or other significant contributions to a District recreation or park program.