Annual Awards Ceremony

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Each year the New York State Recreation & Park Society and New York State Therapeutic Recreation Association present a series of awards that have become a coveted honor for the people and organizations singled out for their contributions to their profession.

The 2019 NYSTRA Annual Awards presentation will be held Sunday, April 7th at 6:30 pm and the NYSRPS Annual Awards will be held Monday, April 8th at 7:00 pm.

Join these joyous occasions to celebrate these deserving individuals and agencies that make our New York State parks, recreation and therapeutic recreation programs great!



    Distinguished Fellow Award

    The Kimberly A. Kiernan Outstanding Professional Award

    NYSTRA Member of the Year Award

    Organization or Institution Award Innovative Program of the Year Award

    Volunteer of the Year Award

    Student of the Year Award



Individual Awards
Lifetime Achievement
Distinguished Service
Outstanding Service
Young Professional
Robert W. Miner “Good Guy”
Frances Wallach “Good Gal”
ABCD Award (Above and Beyond the Call of Duty)
Distinguished Citizen
Elected Official of the Year
Memorial Hall of Fame
Therapeutic Recreation

Agency Awards
Special Event
Program of Merit
The Excellence in Landscape Design
The Exceptional Facility Design
The Exceptional Park Design
Inclusion Program of Excellence



Individual/Agency Awards
Environmental Leadership
Outstanding Corporate Partnership














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