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The Premiere Award in Parks & Recreation – the National Gold Medal Award 2023 Applications Now Open

Apply for a National Gold Medal Award

The National Gold Medal Award Program, governed and managed by the American Academy for Park & Recreation Administration (AAPRA), is the premiere award in parks and recreation. AAPRA announces applications are now accepted for the 2023 National Gold Medal Award Program, sponsored by Musco Lighting and in partnership with the National Recreation & Park Association.  In 2023 three award categories are offered: public agency (five classes based on population size); state park systems; and armed forces recreation (worldwide). The 2023 online applications are available at