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Colorado Parks & Recreation Association Awards

The Colorado Parks & Recreation Association Awards Program is designed to recognize and celebrate the individuals and organizations that contribute to the success and value of parks and recreation in the state of Colorado.  Designed to bring attention to its recipients, the awards program highlights the successes of association members and community champions.  The sharing of new and creative programs is an additional benefit of involvement in the awards program.

Excellence in parks and recreation is visible in many places.  We encourage you to take notice of the parks and recreation programs, professionals and community champions that deserve recognition by nominating them for an award!

Now accepting submissions for the 2024 awards cycle! Deadline to apply is Friday, August 2nd.


Columbine Awards

Apply Here for Design - Application Preview Only

Apply for for Innovation - Application Preview Only

Apply Here for Programming - Application Preview Only


Professional Service Awards

Fellow Award - Application Preview Only

Outstanding New Professional - Application Preview Only

Park and Recreation Community Champion Award  - Application Preview Only

CPRA Section Awards

AAPS/Marianne Logan Award Nomination Form

Aquatics Award Nomination Form

CARA Awards Nomination Form

Facility Management Award Nomination Form

Fitness Award Nomination Form

Parks Award Nomination Form

PLAaY Award Nomination Form

TRSC/CTRS Award Nomination Form


Award Committee Decisions
Nominations will be collected by the CPRA office, compiled and then reviewed by the CPRA Awards Committee.  Only complete nominations will be considered.  The Awards Committee reserves the right to relocate a nomination to a more appropriate category without notifying the nominee and may give awards if nominations are deemed appropriate.  An award recipient in every category is not required nor guaranteed.  Committee decisions are final.