Town of Castle Rock Announced as Finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards in Parks and Recreation
The American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the Town of Castle Rock as a finalist for the 2018 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.
The Town of Castle Rock is a finalist in the Class IV (population 30,001-75,000) category. Castle Rock is known for its small-town charm, family-friendly community events and abundant parks, open space and trails. Established in 1977, the Parks and Recreation Department served a population of merely 2,000. Through robust community planning, nearly 65,000 residents now enjoy 87 miles of trails, 50 well-planned parks - including the reimagined Festival Park - and more than 6,000 acres of open space that define the region’s most prominent features.
Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of community members, staff and elected officials. The Town of Castle Rock joins three other finalists in their class that will compete for grand honors this year.
Read the Town of Castle Rock's application online.