Congratulations 2019 Award Winners

Washington Recreation & Park Association

Announces 2019 Annual Award Recipients

The Washington Recreation & Park Association (WRPA) celebrates people, parks, and programs with an award program honoring individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of parks and recreation in Washington State. The 2019 award recipients were honored at our Annual Conference & Trade Show on Thursday, April 11th at the Hilton Vancouver in Vancouver, WA, USA.

This summer, we want to honor the amazing people, parks, and programs that received an award at the 71st Annual WRPA Conference & Tradeshow. The WRPA Awards Program honors individuals and organizations for their contributions to the field of recreation and parks in Washington State. Last month more than 17 different awards were handed out to WRPA members, public citizens, and legislators. We have three major categories that we recognize: Professional AwardsCitation of Merit Awards, and Spotlight Awards. In addition to these categories, WRPA also acknowledges Mickey Corso Grant recipients and local legislators who make a difference for our industry.

Professional Award Recipients

President’s Award

Adrienne Caver-Hall, Seattle Parks & Recreation

Distinguished Service

Doug Demory, City of Ellensburg Parks & Recreation Department
Leroy Eadie, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation
Craig Feldman, Federal Way Parks & Recreation
Vito Iacobazzi, Metro Parks Tacoma
Terry Lee, Peninsula Metropolitan Park District
Patrice Thorell, City of Des Moines

Honor Fellow

Patrick Foran, City of Bellevue Parks & Community Services

Young Professional

Carissa Ware, City of Spokane Parks & Recreation

Ron C. Davis II Award

Rich Lindsay, City of Edmonds
Willie Rogers, Seattle Parks & Recreation

Citation of Merit – Citizen

Jerry Smith, City of Mountlake Terrace

Citation of Merit – Professional

Kevin Witte, City of Mountlake Terrace

Mickey Corso Scholarship

Megan Vining, Pullman Parks & Recreation
Kimberly Shelton, Everett Parks & Community Services

Facilities & Parks Spotlight Award Recipients

Indoor Spaces

Eastside Community Center, Metro Parks Tacoma

Outdoor Space Over $1,000,000

Brookville Gardens Park, City of Fife
Vancouver Waterfront Park, Vancouver Parks & Recreation

Outdoor Space Under $1,000,000

Hansen Park, City of Kennewick

Trails Over $1,000,000

Washington Park Arboretum Loop Trail, Berger Partnership, on behalf of Seattle Parks & Recreation

Trails Under $1,000,000

Matt Hirvela/Bicentennial Trail, City of Mountlake Terrace

Marketing & Outreach Spotlight Award Recipients

Innovative Outreach

Oly On Ice, Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation

Program Excellence Spotlight Award Recipients

Arts & Cultural Services

Youth Link, Unity Through Diversity: Moving Beyond First Impression, City of Bellevue

Cultural Competency

Rainbow Recreation 50+ Seniors Program, Seattle Parks & Recreation

Environmental Stewardship

Ballinger Open Space Restoration – Carbon Credits, Shoreline Parks, Recreation & Cultural Services

Health & Wellness

Empty Bowls, City of Burien

Innovative Program

STREAM Team, City of Renton

Winter Wonderland, Metro Parks Tacoma

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