As previously announced on May 11, 2021, the Deerfield Park District is proud to be selected as a finalist for the 2021 National Gold Medal Awards for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
Founded in 1965, the National Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the United States that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition. Applications are separated into six classes, with five classes based on population and one class for armed forces. Click here to read the finalist announcement.
We are excited to share our finalist video entry for Class V Category (population of 30,000 or less), showcasing our agency and highlighting our unique programs, services and partnerships.