Township of Westfield, NJ

Somerset County Park System

2020-2021 NJRPA Awards

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CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020-2021 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


Russell J. Nee

Fay S. Mathewson Award, Friend of Recreation, Parks, and Conservation


James Bullard

Township of Piscataway

Public Service Award


Brayam Perez

Millburn Recreation Department

Employee of the Year Award


Nicole Paulucci

Princeton Recreation Department

William D. Foelsch Rising Professional of the Year Award


Ryan Edge

Wayne Township Parks and Recreation

Professional of the Year Award


Debbie J. Oliver

Clifton Recreation Department

Association Service Award


Adam Lieb

Township of Springfield

Association Service Award


Don Bogardus

Westfield Recreation 

Michael B. Berman Award for Administrative Excellence


Agency Showcase Awards

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


Summer Camp COVID Guidelines

Hillsborough Parks and Recreation

Flyer or Poster


Celebrating 20 Years of Commitment to Excellence 2001-2020

Township of Freehold

Brochure or Newsletter


2020 Virtual Summer Day Camp

Linden Department of Parks and Recreation

Website or Web Feature/Application


JJ the Pony, Instagram Star

Somerset County Park Commission- Lord Stirling Stable

Social Media Campaign


Social Distancing 6 Feet Away from Brian 

Readington Township Recreation

Video Promotion


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


Piscataway Community Center

Township of Piscataway

Excellence in Design: Multi-Use Facility


Bayside Park

Township of Brick

Excellence in Design: Multi-Use Facility


Cypress Park Recreation Complex

Township of Woodbridge

Excellence in Design: Athletic Facility


Hetzel Park Aquatic Center

City of Trenton, Department of Recreation, Natural Resources and Culture

Excellence in Design: Aquatic Facility 


Miller Park Playground

City of Elizabeth

Excellence in Design: Playground


Stony Brook Pedestrian Bridge in Mercer Meadows

Mercer County Park Commission

Excellence in Design: Special Use/Other Facility 



Excellence In Programming Awards

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


The Great Pumpkin Drop-Off

North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

Daniel M. Gasalberti Excellence in Recreation Programming Award


Go Green for Halloween

Hillsborough Parks and Recreation

Gregory A. Marshall Parks and Historic Resources Award


"From Our Gnome to Yours"

Piscataway Senior Center

Excellence in Special Events Programming Award 


Bow-Wow Bakery

Moorestown Department of Parks and Recreation

Jacquie Stanley Excellence in Therapeutic Programming Award


Spring COVID Challenge

Hillsborough Parks and Recreation

Health & Wellness Programming Award


Success Bound Program

City of Perth Amboy

Educational & Interpretive Programming Award


Santa's Trail

North Brunswick Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Services

Excellence in Special Events Programming Award



New Jersey Recreation & Park Association |  1 Wheeler Way  Princeton, NJ 08540

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