Parks and Recreation Awards

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department ranks among the best park and recreation agencies in Texas. Below are a few of its honors.

Round Rock Parks and Recreation earns national re-accreditation

The City of Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department once again joins the ranks of the elite park and recreation agencies and departments across the country by earning Re-Accreditation status through the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA) and the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).

This distinguished accomplishment was awarded during the 2014 NRPA Congress and Exposition. The Department was originally awarded Accreditation status in 2008.

Parks and Recreation wins National Gold Medal Award

National Gold Medal Award LogoThe American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), is pleased to announce the Round Rock Parks and Recreation Department has been awarded the 2013 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management in the Class II (population 100,001 – 250,000) category. The NRPA Gold Medal Award is the highest national honor in the park and recreation industry. The award was announced today at the NRPA Congress and Exposition National Convention opening general session in Houston.

“We’ve felt for years that Round Rock’s Parks and Recreation Department is one of the best in the business, and it is an important element of what makes us such a special community,” Mayor Alan McGraw said. “This award not only recognizes that the management of our system is the best in the nation, but it also recognizes our citizens’ involvement and investment in our quality parks system.”

Play for All Park wins Texas Municipal League Excellence Award for City Spirit

The City of Round Rock was presented the 2012 Municipal Excellence Award in the City Spirit category for cities of more than 15,000 population at the Texas Municipal League Annual Conference and Exhibition, held in Grapevine on Nov. 13-16. The award recognized the city for its Play for All Abilities Park.

Heritage Trail project wins Merit Award

The City of Round Rock’s Parks Development Department was awarded the American Society of Landscape Architects-Texas Chapter “Merit Award” in the Design-Unrealized-Public category at the ASLA 2011 conference in Galveston, Texas.

The “Honor Award” was awarded for the department’s design plans for the Heritage Trail on Brushy Creek project.

Each year, ASLA identifies and recognizes outstanding examples of recent and past works by Texas landscape architects and widely publicizes their contributions to the quality of life for all citizens of Texas.