The City of Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs Department was recently named Best Recreation and Parks Department in the state by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association (GRPA). Roswell received the 2017 Agency of the Year Award for the 80,001–150,000 population category.
Roswell’s Strokes Camp, a popular summer camp program, was also recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Program of the Year. The focus of Strokes Camp allows children ages 5–8 learn groundstrokes in tennis, brushstrokes in art and swim strokes in swimming.
Roswell’s state honor comes just one month after the National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA) recognized Roswell’s Recreation, Parks, Historic & Cultural Affairs Department as best in the nation. The GRPA Agency of the Year Award acknowledges agencies for excellence and leadership in providing quality recreation parks, programs, and services to their citizens. Roswell has won the GRPA Agency of the Year nine times.
“2017 has been a banner year for Roswell, and I could not be more excited,” says Jeff Pruitt, Interim Director. “I am constantly amazed by the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. We are also thankful for the overwhelming support we receive from the Mayor, City Council, the Recreation Commission, and most importantly, our residents, whose support is the backbone of our success.”
To learn more about the City of Roswell’s Recreation and Parks Department, visit www.roswellgov.com/parks.
Pictured above Left to Right: Katie Troline, Community and Facility Services Manager; Taylor Smith, Project Coordinator; Steven Malone, Recreation Services Manager; Jay Small, Roswell Recreation Commission; Rusty Pruitt, Parks Services Manager; Laurianne Love, Visual Arts Center Coordinator; and Scott Lasko, Athletics Coordinator.