The City of Westerville has been named a finalist for the 2019 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. Westerville joins three other finalists for the National Recreation and Park Association’s (NRPA) highest award in the Class IV category, communities serving a population of 30,001 – 75,000.
If awarded in September, Westerville will be a five-time Gold Medal winning department. We've previously won the Gold Medal in 1974, 2003, 2007 and 2013 (the last year eligible).
We're thrilled to have the opportunity to continue the Gold Medal tradition, and can't thank YOU enough for supporting the Westerville Parks and Recreation Department. It is truly the community's commitment and connection to the parks system that allows us to deliver services that shine on the national level.
See why we are a Gold Medal community.
What is the Gold Medal?
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. Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials.
The top Grand Plaque Award recipients will be announced during the 2019 NRPA Annual Conference September 24–26. To learn more about the Gold Medal Awards, visit www.nrpa.org/awards.