March 24, 2009
The County Department of Parks and Recreation was recognized by the California Parks and Recreation Society with the 2008 Achievement Award in Recreation Programs. The award honors outstanding and innovative achievement in development and implementation of the Movies in the Park series.
Movies in the Park was selected for supporting several aspects of the mission of parks and recreation: strengthening community image and sense of place, and strengthening safety and security.
The Department was also recognized for successfully collaborating with six other agencies to provide movie events to more than 11,500 community members in 13 communities.