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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

National Gold Medal Award

Eileen Argentina, Ali Ryan, Mike AbbateIn November 2011, Portland Parks & Recreation received the National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management from the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration (AAPRA) and the National Recreation & Park Association (NRPA), the nation’s leading public park and recreation organizations.

The Gold Medal Award program honors U.S. communities that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development, and agency recognition. Portland won the "Class I" division, which includes all U.S. park and recreation departments serving populations of 250,000 or more.


PP&R's nomination video