by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office
Hundreds of parks and recreation delegates from around Virginia gather annually for the Virginia Recreation and Park Society Conference. This tradition has been strong for 58 years; conference is education focused and provides an opportunity for recreation and park professionals to discuss areas of common interest.
Highlighting each year’s conference is a formal presentation of awards. This prestigious state-wide program honors individuals, agencies, and organizations throughout Virginia who have demonstrated excellence in any of several areas during the previous year. Hundreds of applications are submitted, vying for awards in 17 different categories, and are judged by a jury of nominee peers.
The Society is honored to pay tribute to its accomplished membership. The excellence of the award winning projects and their outstanding contributions to the profession and communities served is evident not only by winners, but also by all nominees. Entries in every population category, from around the state, allow VRPS to recognize the best in the business while raising the standards and quality of programs, facilities and events in every region.