Awards of Excellence

Awards of Excellence 
Each year MRPA recognizes agencies or organizations in Minnesota for outstanding achievements.  We received a record number of applicants for the MRPA Awards of Excellence.  Congratulations to the following recipients:
  • Administrative or Management Strategies:

    Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board – The 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan

    Plymouth Parks and Recreation – GIS Management

  • Communications:
    Plymouth Parks and Recreation – Spotted in Plymouth Parks

    Roseville Parks and Recreation – Adult Sports Virtual Managers’ Meeting

    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation – Design and Construction Community Engagement Plan

  • Park and Facility:
    City of Eden Prairie – Eden Prairie Community Center Aquatics/Fitness ExpansionCity of Fridley – Springbrook Nature Center Interpretive Center

    City of Hastings / Bolton & Menk, Inc. – Riverfront Renaissance Improvements

    City of Woodbury Parks and Recreation – Madison’s Place Playground

    Owatonna Parks and Recreation – Jaycee Park Pavilion

    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation – Tuj Lub Courts

    Three Rivers Park District – Nokomis-Minnesota River Regional Trail

  • Programming and Events:
    Brooklyn Park Recreation and Parks – Recreation on the Go – Mobile Recreation
    City of Brooklyn Center – Recreation on the Go – Mobile RecreationCity of Inver Grove Heights – Rec and Roll-Log Rolling

    City of Woodbury Parks and Recreation – Kids Race Series

    Plymouth Parks and Recreation – Bark in the Park

    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation – Saint Paul Safe Summer Nights Initiative

  • Sponsorship and Partnerships:
    Anoka County Parks and Recreation – Anoka County / University of Minnesota Design and Build Collaboration

    Bemidji Parks and Recreation Department – Paul Bunyan Inclusive Playground

    City of New Ulm Park and Recreation Department – Hermann Heights Inclusive Playground Project

    City of Woodbury Parks and Recreation – Starlight Cinema Movie Series

    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation – El Rio Vista Fields

    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation – Saint Paul Muslim Female Swim Nights

  • Sustainability:
    Saint Paul Parks and Recreation – Palace Community Center
  • Volunteer Initiatives:
    Blaine Parks and Recreation – Earth Day Neighborhood Park Clean UpCity of Shakopee Parks and Recreation – Fun for All Inclusive Playground
Again, congratulations to all the Awards of Excellence recipients for projects completed in 2016!

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