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AWARDS    2013 Complete List Of Awards Submissions    Past Winners
Outstanding Youth Leadership Award
    Outstanding Citizen Leadership Award
Harvey Woods Lifetime Achievement Award    Professional of the Year Award    Legislator of the Year Award
Jack Hanna Resource Conservation Award    Hall of Fame    Governor’s Award    Youth Sports Coach of the Year Award

AWARDS OF EXCELLENCE


Ohio Parks and Recreation Association is proud to announce the 2013 Awards of Excellence winners.  For a complete list of awards entries including a link to the submission and supporting documents, click here.

 

 

Category 1: Park Area Development – Up to $1,000,000

 

1st Place

Five Rivers MetroParks    Cox Arboretum MetroPark

2nd Place

Colerain Township Parks & Services    Colerain Township Gateway Park and Memorial Plaza

3rd Place

Gahanna Parks and Recreation Department    Street Tree Planting at Woodside Green Park

 

Category 2: Park Area Development – $1,000,000 and Up

 

1st Place

Cleveland Metroparks    West Creek Reservation

2nd Place

City of Fairfield    Huffman Park – A Natural Discovery Center

3rd Place

POD Design    Blackburn and Indian Mound Park

 

Category 3: Facility – Up to $2,500,000

 

1st Place

Geauga Park District    East Branch of the Cuyahoga River Covered Bridge

2nd Place

Kettering Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts    The Habitat Environmental Education Center

3rd Place

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District    Seneca Marina Renovations

 

Category 4: Facility – $2,500,000 and Up

 

1st Place

Bowling Green Parks and Recreation Department    BG City Pool and Waterpark

2nd Place

Cleveland Metroparks    Watershed Stewardship Center

3rd Place

Cincinnati Recreation Commission    CRC’s McKie Recreation Center & Aquatic Center Renovations

 

Category 5: Partnership

 

1st Place

Columbus Recreation & Parks Department    Krumm Park Community Playground Build

2nd Place

Great Parks of Hamilton County    Partnership with REI

3rd Place

Cincinnati Recreation Commission    CRC’s Partnership with the Reds Community Fund

 

Category 6: Programs – Special Event

 

1st Place

Cleveland Metroparks    Winterrific

2nd Place

Kettering Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts    Rosewood Arts Centre – Art on the Playground

3rd Place

Dublin Recreation Services    Irish Fairy Tea Parties

 

Category 7: Programs – Historical & Cultural Arts

 

1st Place

Westerville Parks and Recreation Department    2013 Year of the Arts

2nd Place

Grove City Parks and Recreation    Augenstein-Spillman Blacksmith Shop

3rd Place

Kettering Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts    Uncovering Kettering

 

Category 8: Programs – Environmental & Interpretive

 

1st Place

Metroparks of the Toledo Area    Volunteer Roving Interpreter

2nd Place

Cleveland Metroparks    Watershed Volunteer Program

3rd Place

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department    Columbus Mobile Outdoor Education Program

 

Category 9: Programs – Health & Wellness

 

1st Place

Springdale Parks and Recreation Department    Teen Fit

2nd Place

Columbus Recreation and Parks Department    COGO Bikeshare

3rd Place

Kettering Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts    Movin’ & Groovin’ Summer Camp Wellness Program

 

Category 10: Programs – Sports

 

1st Place

Centerville-Washington Park District    Oak Grove Park – Archery Range

2nd Place

Grove City Parks and Recreation    Grove City Little League

3rd Place

Great Parks of Hamilton County    5 and 6-Hole Leagues

 

Category 11: Programs – Special Populations

 

1st Place

Solon Recreation Department    The Solon Blue Ribbon Summer Camp

2nd Place

Lorain County Metro Parks    Inclusive Playground

3rd Place

Cincinnati Recreation Commission    CRC’s Goalball Program

 

Category 12: Programs – Recreation

 

1st Place

Reynoldsburg Parks and Recreation Department    Edible Schoolyard Project

2nd Place

Elyria Parks and Recreation Department    2013 City of Elyria Reach and Rise Camp

3rd Place

Gahanna Parks and Recreation Department    CORE:  Creating Opportunities thru Recreation Experiences

 

Category 13: Park Law Enforcement

 

1st Place

Cleveland Metroparks    Protecting and Preserving Cleveland’s Lakefront Parks

2nd Place

Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District    MWCD “Dock Watch” Program

3rd Place

Lorain County Metro Parks    Ohio Training

 

Category 14: Natural Resources & Conservation

 

1st Place

Five Rivers MetroParks    Great Miami Mitigation Bank

2nd Place

Westerville Parks and Recreation Department    Highlands Park Wetlands Expansion & Enhancement

3rd Place

Centerville-Washington Park District    Native Seed Nursery

 

Category 15: Marketing Innovation

 

1st Place

Five Rivers MetroParks    Hidden Nature:  Celebrating 50 Years of FRMP

2nd Place

Metro Parks, Serving Summit County    Metro Parks Mobile App

3rd Place

Great Parks of Hamilton County    Rebranding Initiative

 

Category 16: Management Innovation

 

1st Place

Miami County Park District    Strategic Plan – Strong Tradition – Sustainable Future

2nd Place

Miamisburg Parks and Recreation    Volunteer Showcase

3rd Place

Kettering Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts    Fraze Fan Fare


Outstanding Citizen Award

 Jean Woodhull    Five Rivers MetroParks

Harvey Woods Lifetime Achievement Award

Tom Bresko    Mill Creek MetroParks

Professional of the Year

Alan McKnight    Columbus Recreation and Parks Department

Legislator of the Year

Senator Tom Patton

Jack Hanna Resource Conservation Award
John Hoopingarner    Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District

Governor’s Award
Geauga Park District    East Branch of the Cuyahoga River Covered Bridge
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