NRPA Gold Medal

Founded in 1965, the Gold Medal Awards program honors communities in the United States that demonstrate excellence in parks and recreation through long-range planning, resource management, volunteerism, environmental stewardship, program development, professional development and agency recognition.

Gold Medal Circle

Agencies are judged on their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of community members, staff members and elected officials. Four finalists in each class are chosen to compete for grand honors each year.

2020 Gold Medal Finalist

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department is honored to be one of four Class 1 (population over 400,001) 2020 Gold Medal Finalist. Class 1 category represents the largest park and recreation systems in the nation and being a finalists means we are 1 of the top 4 systems in the nation! Our staff are committed to making Dallas a great place to live, work and play!