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Department Wins State Awards

The City of Garland Parks, Recreation & Cultural Arts Department (PRCAD) was honored with 2 awards at the annual Texas Recreation & Park Society (TRAPS) state conference held in Lubbock March 6 – 8, 2013. TRAPS is a nonprofit 501(c)3 educational and professional organization committed to advancing the field of parks, recreation and leisure services in Texas. There are approximately 2,000 professional and citizen-advocate members of the Texas Recreation and Park Society.

Administration & Management Excellence Award
This award recognizes innovations in administration, management or supervisory actions.  The award was given in recognition of the Department’s new aquatic staff training program. The program encompasses a new 80-page Management Team Manual, an all-day training and teambuilding workshop, as well as a leadership development workshop. Click here for more information.

Website Excellence Award
The Website Excellence Award recognizes the creativity or innovation in the development of one agency’s website, communicating and promoting the value of public recreation. PRCAD’s web re-design was honored with this award. Click here for more information.