Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

2019 NJRPA Awards

gold star

Photos courtesy of © Jaye Joyce

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2018-2019 AWARD RECIPIENTS

Individual Awards

Recipients reflect high professional values and have rendered contribution through outstanding

service to the profession, distinctive service to the association,

and/or conspicuous service to their constituency, on a national, state or local level.


Dr. Robert Rubino

Summit Community Programs

Fay S. Mathewson Award


Gary Freuler

Somerset County Park Commission

Employee of the Year Award


Katie Frey

Borough of Glen Rock Parks and Recreation

William D. Foelsch Young Professional Award


Michelle Gropper

Marlboro Township

Association Service Award


Tom Barton

Berkeley Heights Recreation

Professional of the Year Award


Wendy Moyle

Ocean City Community Services Department

Michael B. Berman Award

for Administrative Excellence


Agency Showcase Awards

Recognizing outstanding marketing campaigns and promotional materials which encourage participation in recreation activities.


North Brunswick Parks, Recreation & Community Services Brochure

Township of North Brunswick

Activity, Facility or Agency Brochure


GovDelivery Weekly E-Bulletin

Morris County Park Commission

Activity, Facility or Agency Newsletter


Santa Ferry Ride - Postcard

Middletown Recreation

Activity or Event Flyer or Poster


"Live with Gretchen and David"

Summit Community Programs

Digital Media Promotion


National Night Out

Morris County Park Commission

Event, Facility or Agency Marketing Campaign



Excellence In Design of Recreation or Park Facilities

Presented for excellence in design of public use recreation and park facilities which exhibit aesthetic quality, uniqueness of design, usability, and versatility.


Huddy Park

Township of Toms River

Excellence in Design: Multi-Use Facility


Trailside Nature and Science Center

County of Union, Department of Parks and Recreation

Excellence in Design: Special Use/Other


Marquis "Bo" Porter Sports Complex

City of Newark Department of Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Senior Services

Excellence in Design: Athletic Facility


African Adventure Exhibit Expansion at Turtle Back Zoo

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Excellence in Design: Special Use/Other


Grover Cleveland Park Playground

Essex County Department of Parks, Recreation & Cultural Affairs

Excellence in Design: Playground



Excellence In Programming Awards

Recognizing outstanding programs and events which exhibit uniqueness, appeal, continuity, and participant satisfaction.


30th Annual Intergenerational Prom

Township of Livingston Senior, Youth and Leisure Services

Daniel M. Gasalberti Recreation Programming Award


The Art of Polynesia

Township of Moorestown Department of Parks and Recreation

Excellence in Visual & Cultural Arts Programming


M&M Halloween Party

City of Newark Department of Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Senior Services

Excellence in Special Event Programming


Night Out

Monmouth County Park System Therapeutic Recreation Division

Jacquie Stanley Excellence in Therapeutic Programming


Middletown Moves

Middletown Recreation

Excellence in Health & Wellness Programming


Moorestown Recreation Community Kitchen

Township of Moorestown, Department of Parks and Recreation

Excellence in Educational & Interpretive Programming


HBCU College Tour Camp

City of Newark Department of Recreation, Cultural Affairs and Senior Services

Excellence in Educational and Interpretive Programming



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