2020 & 2021 Gold Medal Recipients

2021 Gold Medal Grand Plaque Award Recipients

Class I (population 400,001 and over)
Cleveland Metroparks — Cleveland, Ohio

Class II (population 150,001 to 400,000)
City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department  — Tampa, Florida

Class III (population 75,001 to 150,000)
Provo Parks and Recreation — Provo, Utah

Class IV (population 30,001 to 75,000)
Coppell Parks & Recreation — Coppell, Texas

Class V (population less than 30,000)   
Vernon Hills Park District — Vernon Hills, Illinois

Armed Forces Recreation
Naval Base Coronado — San Diego, California

State Parks
Delaware State Parks - Delaware

2021 Gold Medal Award Finalists

Class I (population 400,001 and over)

  • Chicago Park District, Chicago, Illinois
  • Cleveland Metroparks, Cleveland, Ohio
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Virginia Beach Parks & Recreation, Virginia Beach, Virginia

Class II (population 150,001 to 400,000)

  • Chesterfield County Parks and Recreation, Chester, Virginia
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation, Des Moines, Iowa
  • City of Tampa Parks & Recreation Department, Tampa, Florida
  • City of Wichita Park & Recreation, Wichita, Kansas

Class III (population 75,001 to 150,000)

  • City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department, New Braunfels, Texas
  • Provo Parks & Recreation, Provo, Utah
  • South Bend Venues Parks & Arts, South Bend, Indiana
  • Waukegan Park District, Waukegan, Illinois

Class IV (population 30,001 to 75,000)

  • Centerville-Washington Park District, Centerville, Ohio
  • Coppell Parks & Recreation, Coppell, Texas
  • Grapevine Parks and Recreation, Grapevine, Texas
  • Park District of Oak Park, Oak Park, Illinois

Class V (population less than 30,000)    

  • East Goshen Township Parks and Recreation, West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Deerfield Park District, Deerfield, Illinois
  • Town of Fountain Hills Community Services, Fountain Hills, Arizona
  • Vernon Hills Park District, Vernon Hills, Illinois

Armed Forces Recreation

  • Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Kings Bay, Georgia
  • Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Milton, Florida
  • Naval Base Coronado, San Diego, California
  • U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria, Grafenwoehr, Germany

State Parks

  • Delaware State Parks, Delaware
  • Ohio Division of State Parks & Watercraft, Ohio
  • Tennessee State Parks, Tennessee
  • Texas State Parks, Texas

2020 Gold Medal Grand Plaque Award Recipients

Class I (population 400,001 and over)
Metroparks Toledo — Toledo, Ohio

Class II (population 150,001 to 400,000)
Greensboro Parks and Recreation — Greensboro, North Carolina

Class III (population 75,001 to 150,000)
Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation — Carmel, Indiana

Class IV (population 30,001 to 75,000)
Decatur Park District — Decatur, Illinois

Class V (population less than 30,000)   
Green River Parks and Recreation — Green River, Wyoming

Armed Forces Recreation
U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley — Fort Riley, Kansas

2020 Gold Medal Award Finalists

Class I (population 400,001 and over)

  • Dallas Park and Recreation — Dallas, Texas
  • East Baton Rouge Recreation & Park Commission — Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Metroparks Toledo — Toledo, Ohio
  • Mesa Parks, Recreation and Community Facilities — Mesa, Arizona

Class II (population 150,001 to 400,000)

  • Greensboro Parks and Recreation — Greensboro, North Carolina
  • City of Tampa Parks and Recreation Department — Tampa, Florida
  • City of Henderson Parks and Recreation — Henderson, Nevada
  • Des Moines Parks and Recreation Department — Des Moines, Iowa

Class III (population 75,001 to 150,000)

  • Carmel Clay Parks and Recreation — Carmel, Indiana
  • City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department — New Braunfels, Texas
  • Thornton Parks, Recreation & Community Programs — Thornton, Colorado
  • Arlington Heights Park District — Arlington Heights, Illinois

Class IV (population 30,001 to 75,000)

  • Decatur Park District — Decatur, Illinois
  • Coppell Parks and Recreation — Coppell, Texas
  • Centerville-Washington Park District — Centerville, Ohio
  • Evanston Parks, Recreation and Community Services — Evanston, Illinois

Class V (population less than 30,000)    

  • Green River Parks and Recreation — Green River, Wyoming
  • East Goshen Township Parks and Recreation — West Chester, Pennsylvania
  • Vernon Hills Park District — Vernon Hills, Illinois
  • Valley City Parks and Recreation — Valley City, North Dakota

Armed Forces Recreation

  • U.S. Army Garrison Fort Riley — Fort Riley, Kansas
  • U.S. Army Garrison RP Kaiserslautern — Kaiserslautern, Germany
  • U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria — Grafenwoehr, Germany
  • U.S. Army Garrison Fort Knox — Fort Knox, Kentucky