Parks and Recreation Department to be Honored at IPRA Awards of Excellence
Program and Project Award: McMillen Park Community Center
Fort Wayne, IN: The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation Department has been chosen as the recipient of a 2014 Awards of Excellence Award from the Indiana Park and Recreation Association (IPRA) for the McMillen Park Community Center project. IPRA will present the award publicly at a special awards banquet at the IPRA State Conference in Michigan City on January 15, 2015.
Each year, IPRA Awards of Excellence are presented to individuals and agencies across Indiana to honor their efforts--both personally and professionally--in the field of Parks and Recreation. Winners are evaluated by their peers in the industry based upon a scoring system for quality of the project, impact on the community, creative solutions as well as other criteria.
“The Parks & Recreation Department is proud to receive an award for this outstanding Legacy project,” said Parks & Recreation Director Al Moll. “We share the honor with the entire community for their suggestions during the public input process. This accomplishment would not be possible without the support of Mayor Tom Henry, the City Council and the Board of Park Commissioners.”
The Indiana Park and Recreation Association founded 1916 is a state not-for-profit membership association dedicated to advancing the value of parks and recreation and those that provide it. Through its network of recreation and park professionals, corporations, elected officials and organizations, IPRA encourages the promotion of health and wellness, recreation initiatives, and conservation of natural and cultural resources.