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Recognized for Excellence

The Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department is proud of our entire Team for demonstrating outstanding effort, relentless service, and passion to make a difference in the lives of those that live, work and play in Redwood City.  We are recognized throughout the State of California for innovative programs, the best special events, excellence in marketing, and outstanding staff.

Awards that we have received include:

1.  Playful City USA (2009-2015) - KaBoom! National Play Advocate

2.  Award of Excellence for Special Events (2014, 2010, 2008) - California Park and Recreation Society

3.  Creating Community Award of Distinction (2009) - California Park and Recreation Society

4.  Award of Excellence for Marketing (2012) - California Park and Recreation Society

5.  Best Community Park (Red Morton Park, 2014) - Parent Magazine

6.  Diamond Award (2010, 2008) - Peninsula Arts Council

7.  Investor Award (2014) - Redwood City Education Foundation

8.  Human Services Award (2014, Teri Chin) - American Red Cross

9.  San Mateo County Award (2014) for response to fire victims

10.  Innovation Award (2014) - Hoover After School REACH Program 

11. Champions for Change (2014) - Award of Excellence - California Department of Health

12.  Numerous Professional Achievement Awards to staff - California Park and Recreation Society