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3CMA, NACPRO and ASCE Honor OC Parks With Awards of Excellence and Achievement

(Orange County, Calif.) – In 2018 OC Parks received multiple achievement awards from the City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA), National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO), and the Los Angeles Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE).

3CMA honored OC Parks at the 2018 Savvy Awards for best use of a promotional item, and marketing tools and special activities for a recurring event. An Award of Excellence for best use of a promotional item went to Orange County Bike Bells. This program, which distributed OC Parks branded bike bells to promote safety and communication between mountain bikers and other trail users, was recognized for their its mechanism, versatility, and innovative problem solving. A Silver Circle Award for the best use of a promotional item went to the 2017 Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights. Branded capes built on the event’s superhero theme, and judges complemented OC Parks for their measurable marketing impact and implementation. A second Silver Circle Award in recurring events honored the 2017 Dana Point Harbor Boat Parade of Lights for community outreach and involvement, endearing illustrations, and an innovative event theme.

The Wagon Wheel Restoration Plan, which used low-impact engineering to repair severe creek erosion while maintaining a natural appearance in Riley Wilderness Park, received multiple awards.  NACPRO recognized OC Parks with an Environmental Conservation Award for the project. This award recognizes an exceptional effort to acquire, restore, preserve, operate, or develop unique or significant conservation and natural areas or programs. 

The Los Angeles Section of ASCE selected OC Parks’ Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration Plan and Stormwater Management for the 2018 Flood Management Project of the Year. This project was recognized for its unique technical achievements, its complexity, scope and engineering features. This special recognition advances OC Parks to the California Region for awards.