Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

2020-2021 NJRPA Awards

gold star

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Individual Awards

Recipients reflect high professional values and have rendered contribution through outstanding

service to the profession, distinctive service to the association,

and/or conspicuous service to their constituency, on a national, state or local level

Russell J. Nee

Fay S. Mathewson Award, Friend of Recreation, Parks, and Conservation

James Bullard

Township of Piscataway

Public Service Award

Brayam Perez

Millburn Recreation Department

Employee of the Year Award

Nicole Paulucci

Princeton Recreation Department

William D. Foelsch Rising Professional of the Year Award

Ryan Edge

Wayne Township Parks and Recreation

Professional of the Year Award

Debbie J. Oliver

Clifton Recreation Department

Association Service Award

Adam Lieb

Township of Springfield

Association Service Award

Don Bogardus

Westfield Recreation 

Michael B. Berman Award for Administrative Excellence

Agency Showcase Awards

Recognizing outstanding marketing campaigns and promotional materials which encourage participation in recreation activities

Summer Camp COVID Guidelines

Hillsborough Parks and Recreation

Flyer or Poster

Celebrating 20 Years of Commitment to Excellence 2001-2020

Township of Freehold

Brochure or Newsletter

2020 Virtual Summer Day Camp

Linden Department of Parks and Recreation

Website or Web Feature/Application

JJ the Pony, Instagram Star

Somerset County Park Commission- Lord Stirling Stable

Social Media Campaign

Social Distancing 6 Feet Away from Brian 

Readington Township Recreation

Video Promotion

Excellence In Design of Recreation or Park Facilities

Presented for excellence in design of public use recreation and park facilities which exhibit aesthetic quality, uniqueness of design, usability, and versatility

Piscataway Community Center

Township of Piscataway

Excellence in Design: Multi-Use Facility

Bayside Park

Township of Brick

Excellence in Design: Multi-Use Facility

Cypress Park Recreation Complex

Township of Woodbridge

Excellence in Design: Athletic Facility

Hetzel Park Aquatic Center

City of Trenton, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture

Excellence in Design: Aquatic Facility 

Miller Park Playground

City of Elizabeth

Excellence in Design: Playground

Stony Brook Pedestrian Bridge in Mercer Meadows

Mercer County Park Commission

Excellence in Design: Special Use/Other Facility 

Excellence In Programming Awards

Recognizing outstanding programs and events which exhibit uniqueness, appeal, continuity, and participant satisfaction

The Great Pumpkin Drop-Off

North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

Daniel M. Gasalberti Excellence in Recreation Programming Award

Go Green for Halloween

Hillsborough Parks and Recreation

Gregory A. Marshall Parks and Historic Resources Award

"From Our Gnome to Yours"

Piscataway Senior Center

Excellence in Special Events Programming Award 

Bow-Wow Bakery

Moorestown Department of Parks and Recreation

Jacquie Stanley Excellence in Therapeutic Programming Award

Spring COVID Challenge

Hillsborough Parks and Recreation

Health & Wellness Programming Award

Success Bound Program

City of Perth Amboy

Educational & Interpretive Programming Award

Santa's Trail

North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

Excellence in Special Events Programming Award

New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

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