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Broward County > Parks > The Latest > History of Major Awards

     

    2011  

  • 2010 Gold International Aquatic Safety Awards, to the Central Broward Regional, Quiet Waters, and T.Y. lifeguard staffs, from Ellis & Associates International Aquatic Safety & Risk Management Consultants; Silver Award to C.B. Smith lifeguard staff
  • Superior Award in Community Events category, to Earth Day Extravaganza, from National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) - shared with Broward County Waste and Recycling Services
  • Excellent Award in Special Projects category, to "Find Yourself" Campaign, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in Brochures category, to Find the Great Outdoors Brochure, from NACIO

        2010 

  • Excellence in Site Reuse Award, to Vista View Park, from U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 4
  • Excellence Award in Special Projects category, to 23rd Annual Employee Meeting, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in External Publications - Other Format category, to eHighlights Electronic Newsletter, from NACIO
  • "Best Place To Cable Ski and Wakeboard" Award, from City Link magazine, to Ski Rixen USA at Quiet Waters Park
  • "Best Use of Local Tax Dollars" Award, from Davie Town Times, to Vista View Park
  • 2009

  • Park and Recreation Areas and Facilities - Class II Award, to Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center, from National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO)
  • Best of Class Award in External Publications category, to eHighlights Electronic Newsletter, from NACIO
  • Superior Award in External Publications - Other Format category, to eHighlights Electronic Newsletter, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in Writing - Speeches category, to "Message From the Director - 22nd Annual Employee Meeting," from NACIO
  • Achievement Award to Mobile Extension Office Networks With Local Master Gardener Coordinators, from National Association of Counties (NACo)
  • "Best Of" Awards from New Times Broward/Palm Beach: Best Dog Park - Barkham at Markham Park; Best Nature Trail - Fern Forest Nature Center; Best Place To Get Wet - Ski Rixen at Quiet Waters Park
  • "Kids Crown Awards" from South Florida Parenting magazine: Best Water Park for Any Age - Paradise Cove at C.B. Smith Park; Best Nature Encounters and Preschool Nature Programs - Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center; Best Park Playground for Kids - Plantation Heritage Park; Best "Old" Park That's Like Brand New - T.Y. Park
  • "Readers' Choice" Award from Davie and Southwest Ranches Town Times  magazine: Best Use of Tax Dollars - Vista View Park Expansion
  • Outstanding Public Education Program Award, to the Broward County Tree Trimmer Certification Program, from Florida Urban Forestry Council
  • 2008

  • Facility Showcase Awards, to Central Broward Regional Park and Long Key Natural Area and Nature Center, from Florida Recreation and Park Association Journal
  • “Kids Crown Awards” from South Florida Parenting magazine: Best Fall Outing – Hayrides and Campfires at Broward County Parks; Best Park for Toddlers When It’s Hot Outside – Quiet Waters; Best Place To Chase Fairies – South Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters. And in the Family Outings Hall of Fame, or Best of the Best, we had eight winners in six categories, all of which had been acknowledged in previous Kids Crown Awards: Best Parks – C.B. Smith and Tradewinds; Best Nature Centers – Anne Kolb; Best Places To Skate – Brian Piccolo; Best Places To Splash – Castaway Island and Splash Adventure; Best Local Attractions – Butterfly World at Tradewinds; Best Festivals – South Florida Renaissance Festival at Quiet Waters
  • “Best Of” Awards from New Times Broward/Palm Beach: Best Nature Trail, to Secret Woods Nature Center; Best Place To See a Gator, to Everglades Holiday Park
  • Park and Recreation Areas and Facilities – Class II Award, to Central Broward Regional Park, from NACPRO
  • Best Place for Family Bonding, to Quiet Waters Park, from the 2008 Nickelodeon Parents’ Pick Awards
  • 2007

  • Robert L. “Bob” Harbin Appreciation Day, August 14, 2007, as proclaimed by the Broward County Board of County Commissioners
  • 2007 Judge L. Clayton Nance Award, from the Broward County Historical Commission, for the restoration of the Baez House and leadership in saving archaeological and historical sites with Broward County
  • Category I Winner It Starts in Parks Award from the Florida Recreation and Park Association (FRPA) for its comprehensive and dynamic presentation and use of the tagline “It Starts in Parks.”
  • Fellow Award, to Division Director Bob Harbin, from NACPRO
  • Park and Recreation Program – Class II Award, to Tandem Bike Skills Development Program, from NACPRO
  • Excellent Award in Internal Publications category, to Park Avenue Employee Newsletter, from NACIO
  • Excellent Award in External Publications category, to Highlights Newsletter, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in Special Projects category, to Parkpaws E-news, from NACIO
  • 2006

  • Excellent Award in Annual Reports (Other Format), to Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Program, from NACIO
  • Superior Award in Brochures/Multiple-Page Booklets (One- and Two- Color), to Teacher & School Field Trip Planning Information, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in Brochures/Multiple-Page Booklets (Three- and Four- Color), to Sanctuaries, from NACIO
  • Excellent Award in Internal Publications (Newsletter Format), to Park Avenue, from NACIO
  • Superior Award in External Publications (Newsletter Format), to Highlights, from NACIO
  • Superior Award in External Publications (Other Format), to Nearby Nature Highlights, from NACIO
  • Superior Award in Writing (Feature), to "Hiking at Tree Tops Park," from NACIO
  • 2004

  • Achievement Award – Partnerships & Planning: Putting Smart Growth into Regional Practice: Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Program, from NACo
  • Excellent Award in Audio Visual Productions – Public Service Announcement/Other Short Video category, to Quiet Waters Skate Park television spot, from NACIO
  • Excellent Award in External Publications – Newsletter Format category, to Highlights en Español, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in Internal Publications – Other Format category, to Park Avenue, from NACIO
  • 2003

  • Merit Award for Park Facility Class IV, to Monarch Interpretive Center (Secret Woods Nature Center), from NACPRO
  • Meritorious Award in Brochures category, to Make a Splash!, from NACIO
  • Excellent Award in External Publications – Newsletter Format category, to Highlights en Español, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in External Publications – Magazine Format category, to Second Anniversary Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Program 2002 Annual Report, from NACIO (shared with Public Communications Office and Broward County Department of Planning and Environmental Protection)
  • Superior Award in Speeches category, to “Message From the Director, 17th Annual Meeting,” from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in Graphic Design – Logos, Themes, and Letterhead category, to 10th Annual Holiday Fantasy of Lights Sponsorship Solicitation, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award in Graphics for Brochures and Publications category, to 10th Annual Holiday Fantasy of Lights Souvenir Program, from NACIO
  • Award of Excellence to Long Key Habitat Restoration, from the American Society of Landscape Architects, Florida Chapter, 2003 Annual Design Awards
  • 2002

  • Superior Award for External Publications (Published Regularly), Newsletter Format, to Safe Parks and Land Preservation Newsletter, from NACIO
  • 2001

  • Excellent Award for Computer Media, to Parks Website, from NACIO
  • Achievement Award for Parks and Recreation, to the Safe Parks and Land Preservation Bond Referendum Program, from NACo
  • 2000

  • Excellent Award for Three-Color and Four-Color Brochure, to A Guide to Broward County Parks, from NACIO
  • Excellent Award for Promotional/Persuasive Writing, to "Message From the Director, 14th Annual Employee Meeting," from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for Annual Report, Magazine or Newsletter Format, to 1998: A Look Back – A Look Ahead, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for Citizen Education Project, to SWIM Central, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for Videotape, to Nearby Nature television spot, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for Public Service Announcement or Other Short Video, to Nearby Nature television spot, from NACIO
  • 1999

  • Award of Excellence for Publication/Special Publication, to Nearby Nature Calendar, from International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Gold Coast Chapter
  • Excellent Award for External Publication/Newsletter Format, to Highlights, from NACIO
  • Excellent Award for Public Service Announcement or Other Short Video, to Make a Splash at a Broward County Park, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for Brochure/Three-Color and Four-Color, to A Guide to County Parks in North Broward, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for External Publication/Other Format, to Nearby Nature Calendar, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for Special Project/Community Event, to the Sixth Annual Holiday Fantasy of Lights – Publicity and Promotion, from NACIO
  • 1998

  • Kudos Award for Best Overall Communicator, to Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, from National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
  • Kudos Award for Best PSA, to Picnic Shelters/Hall Rentals TV Ad, from NRPA
  • Superior Award for Newsletter, to Highlights, from NACIO
  • Meritorious Award for Press Release Writing, to Marketing Section, from NACIO
  • Award of Merit for Publications/Newsletters, to Highlights, from IABC, Gold Coast Chapter
  • Achievement Award, to Tandem Bike Program for Persons With Visual Impairments, from NACo
  • Achievement Award, to Pet Adoptions in the Park, from NACo
  • 1997

  • Accreditation, to Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, from the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies (CAPRA)
  • Agency Excellence Award, to Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, from FRPA
  • District Eight Director’s Award, to Division Director Bob Harbin, from FRPA
  • Programming Excellence Partnership Award for Most Outstanding Event, to Holiday Fantasy of Lights, from FRPA
  • Award of Excellence, to West Lake Park, from NACPRO
  • Achievement Award, to Nearby Nature Naturalist Program, from NACo
  • Award for Excellence in Graphic Design, to Love & Jazz Logo, from NACPRO
  • 1996

  • Individual Award in the Lifetime Category, to Planning and Design Superintendent Jimmie R. Clark, from NACPRO
  • 1995

  • Merit Award for Promotional Four-Color Brochure, to Unexpected Pleasures, from NACIO
  • 1994

  • Kudos Award for Best Overall Communicator, to Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, from NRPA
  • Award of Excellence, to Holiday Fantasy of Lights Logo, from NACIO
  • Areas and Facilities Award, to Freshwater Marsh Restoration Project at Tree Tops Park, from NACPRO
  • 1993

  • Achievement Award, to Selective Modified Privatization (Public/Private Partnerships), from NACo
  • Professional Fellow Award, to Division Director Larry Lietzke, from NACPRO
  • 1992

  • Exceptional Overall Programming Award, to Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, from NACPRO
  • Achievement Award, to Nature Teaching Teachers Program, from NACo
  • Award of Excellence, to Educate, Preserve, and Restore, from Take Pride in Florida/America
  • 1991

  • Achievement Award, to Horses and the Handicapped: A Win-Win Partnership, from NACo
  • Best of Class Award for Overall Graphic Design, to Nature Teaching Teachers Brochure, from NACIO
  • 1990

  • National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management, to Broward County Parks and Recreation Division, from National Sports Foundation
  • Award of Excellence, to Division and Regional Park Four-Color Brochures, from NACIO
  • Award of Merit, to 1990 Gold Medal Award Slide/Video Presentation, from NACIO
  • Achievement Award, to A Question of Preservation: It’s Your Choice, from NACIO
  • 1989

  • Achievement Award, to The Birth of a Park System, from NACo
  • Superior Award for Promotional or Informational Brochure, to Take the Lead, from NACIO
  • 1988

  • Award of Excellence for Board and Commission Member, to Roy Rogers, from NACPRO
  • Award of Excellence for Facility, to Peace Mound Park , from NACPRO
  • 1987

  • Award of Excellence for Internal or External Newsletter, to Highlights, from NACIO
  • 1986

  • Awards of Excellence for Overall Graphic Design and Special Projects, to West Lake ’86 - Into Action, from NACIO
  • 1985

  • Award of Excellence for Special Projects, to Broward County Fair Exhibit, from NACIO
  • Award of Merit for 60-Second Radio Commercial, to Father Nature, from NACIO
  • Award of Merit for Overall Graphic Design, to Storytelling Festival flyer, from NACIO