Cleveland Metroparks won five awards in the 2013 Ohio Parks and Recreation Association (OPRA) Awards of Excellence competition. The OPRA Awards of Excellence is a statewide awards program recognizing excellence in leadership, facility development, programming and marketing by park and recreation professionals. Over 100 projects were nominated and more than 20 agencies were awarded first, second and third place in 16 categories.
Cleveland Metroparks received awards for:
Park Area Development
Cleveland Metroparks � West Creek Reservation
Park Law Enforcement
Cleveland Metroparks Rangers � Protecting and Preserving Cleveland's Lakefront Parks
Programs - Special Event
Cleveland Metroparks � Winterrific
Cleveland Metroparks � Watershed Stewardship Center at West Creek Reservation
Programs - Environmental & Interpretive
Cleveland Metroparks � Watershed Volunteer Program
The awards are judged by a panel of parks and recreation professionals from around Ohio. A full list of winners is available on the OPRA website, www.opraonline.org.
Incorporated in 1963, the OPRA is a non-profit, public interest organization that strives to provide quality parks and recreation facilities and opportunities for all Ohioans.
With nearly 23,000 acres and 18 reservations and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland Metroparks is committed to providing an open space for the people of Greater Cleveland. The Park District offers a wide array of facilities, wildlife areas, outdoor education programs, and opportunities for recreation from golfing, hiking and swimming, to kayaking, tobogganing and birding.
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