National Gold Medal Award

2005 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management

  • Awarded by the American Academy for Park and Recreation Administration and the National Recreation and Park Association for excellence in the field of recreation management
  • Awarded to the Saint Paul Division of Parks and Recreation
  • The Gold Medal, the most prestigious award of its kind, represents and honors the nation’s outstanding park and recreation agencies in communities with more than 250,000 inhabitants for excellence in the field of recreation management, including:
  • Long range planning
  • Fiscal resource management
  • Citizen support systems
  • Environmental stewardship
  • Preservation
  • Technological integration
  • Program planning and assessment
  • Professional development
  • Agency recognition
  • Services for special populations

Other 2005 Class I Finalists

Other 2005 Class I finalists included:

  • The City of Long Beach Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine
  • The County of San Diego Department of Parks and Recreation
  • The Indianapolis Department of Parks and Recreation