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Posted on: December 6, 2016

Goochland Parks & Recreation Receives Virginia Recreation and Parks Society Award

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Goochland County Parks and Recreation was recently recognized for Best Promotional Effort – Traditional Award at the 62nd Annual Conference of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society (VRPS).

Highlighting each year’s conference is a formal presentation of awards.  This state-wide program honors individuals, departments and organizations throughout Virginia who have demonstrated excellence in several areas during the previous year.  VRPS received 101 applications vying for awards in 14 different categories. Judged by a jury or its peers, Goochland County Parks and Recreation was selected as the Best Promotional Effort- Traditional Award for the category Population 25,000 and Under.


The promotional effort Goochland County Parks and Recreation received recognition for was the Fall 2015 “History Edition” Program Guide.  This unique program guide contained historical photographs throughout courtesy of the Goochland County Historical Society as part of its theme.


Goochland County Parks and Recreation publishes program guides three times a year focusing on fall, winter/spring, and summer programs & activities.  Each program guide features its own theme, previous themes have included community, facilities, the James River, and patriotic.


This recognition is just the latest for Goochland County Parks and Recreation.  Previously they were recognized with the 2016Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence in the Honorable Mention category for Tucker Park at Maidens Crossing, related to the creation of an outdoor classroom.  In addition, they were recognized by the VRPS with the 2014 Best New Program – Population under 25,000category for Tucker’s Tots Preschool Program, 2014 Best New Renovation/Addition– Population under 25,000 category for the Central High School Gymnasium, 2013 Best New Facility – Population under 25,000 for Leakes Mill Park, and 2013 Best New Renovation/Addition – Population under 25,000 for the Goochland Sports Complex.


Goochland County is extremely proud of Goochland County Parks and Recreation’s latest recognition and the programs & activities they offer throughout the year for our citizens.


Pictured above Goochland County Board of Supervisors Chairman Robert H. Minnick (right) and Deputy County Administrator for Operations Derek Stamey (left) join Recreation Manager Michelle Swalin (second from right) and Program Coordinator Katrina Thompson (second from left) in displaying the VRPS award.


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