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OC Parks Awards and Accolades

California Preservation Foundation (CPF)

2021

Preservation Design Award for Preservation or Restoration - Old Orange County Courthouse Rehabilitation

 

National Association of Counties (NACo)

2010

Achievement Award for Parks and Recreation – Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Habitat Improvement Program

2011

Parks and Recreation Award – Camino de Esperanza Program
Parks and Recreation Award – Mars and Stars Program
Parks and Recreation Award – Second Sundays Habitat Restoration Program

2012

Parks and Recreation Award – Archaeological and Palaeontological Partnership
Parks and Recreation Award – Blogger Preview - Heritage Hill Seasonal Events
Parks and Recreation Award – OC Parks Ranger Academy 

2013

Parks and Recreation Award – Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks Activity Guide

2014

Parks and Recreation Award – OC Parks Summer Concert Series
Civic Education and Public Information Award – Go Green at the OC Zoo
Planning Award – Haster Retarding Basin, Pump Station and Recreational Field Project

2015

Parks and Recreation Award – OC Parks Archery Program

2017

Volunteers Award – OC Parks Volunteer Program

2019

Human Services Award - OC Parks Silent Night

2021

Parks and Recreation Award – Digital Content

Parks and Recreation Award – Zoo Entry Project

2022

Parks and Recreation Award Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park Visitor Center 

Parks and Recreation Award Parks Wildland Fire Resource Advisor Program

National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO)

2010

Historical/Cultural Facilities Award – Clark Regional Park Interpretive Center
Environmental Conservation Award – Second Sundays Habitat Restoration Program
Marketing Award – Caspers Wilderness Park Adventure Day

2011

Friends of Parks and Recreation – Outstanding Contributor - Donald Bren
Parks and Recreation Program Award – Camino de Esperanza
Marketing Award – Social Media and the Irvine Eagle

2012

Environmental Conservation Award – OC Parks Lake Management Program
Marketing Award – OC Parks Blogger Event Previews
Outstanding Public Official – Supervisor Bill Campbell

2013

Environmental Conservation Award – The Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration Plan
Marketing Award – OC Parks Website
Planning Initiative – The OC Zoo GDP

2014

Environmental Conservation Award – Haster Basin Recreation Park
Operational Facilities Award – Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Yard

2015

Marketing Award – OC Zoo-tacular

2016

Operational Facilities Award – Irvine Regional Park Soda Fountain Pavilion
Park & Recreation Program - Class II -- Caspers Wilderness Park Star Party

2018

Environmental Conservation Award – Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration Program

2019

Removing Barriers Initiative Award – Silent Night Program at Heritage Hill Historical Park

 

National Recreation and Parks Association (NRPA)

2011

Kudos Public Relations Award – Social Media and the Irvine Eagles

2012

Kudos Public Relations Award – OC Parks Brochures
Recognition of Significant Efforts Award – Supervisor Bill Campbell

City-County Communications & Marketing Association (3CMA)

2011

Savvy Award – Most Innovative – Romeo and Juliet Eagles
Silver Circle Award – Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent – Romeo and Juliet Eagles

2012

Savvy Award – Printed Publications: Catalogs/Guides – Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks Activity Guide
Silver Circle Award – Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent – OC Parks Blogger Event Previews

2013

Savvy Award – Graphic Design: Other Promotional Items/Electronic – OC Parks Brochure
Savvy Award – Printed Publications: Catalogs/Guides – OC Parks Brochure
Savvy Award – Printed Publications: Reports – OC Parks Annual Report FY 2011-12
Silver Circle Award – Most Creative Activity with Least Dollars Spent – Whiting Ranch Poker Ride
Silver Circle Award – Photography – The Sinks
Award of Excellence  Graphic Design: Publications – OC Parks Annual Report FY 2011-12

2014

Silver Circle Award -- Printed Publications, Other -- OC Parks Summer Concert Series
Award of Excellence -- One-Time Event -- Mile Square Park Archery Range Grand Opening

2015

Award of Excellence -- One Time Event -- OC Zoo-tacular

2017

Award of Excellence -- Marketing and Tools - Marketing Event – OC Parks 2017 Wildflower Media Tour

2018

Silver Circle Award -- Recurring Event -- 2017 Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights
Silver Circle Award -- Promotional Item -- 2017 Dana Point Boat Parade of Lights Superhero Capes
Award of Excellence -- Promotional Item -- OC Parks Bike Bells

2019

Silver Circle Award -- Special Event - One-Time Event – Silent Night Program at Heritage Hill Historical Park
Award of Excellence -- Promotional Video -- "Preparing for a Day in OC Parks"

2021

Silver Circle Award -- Special Events - Recurring Event - OC Parks Drive-In Movies

Silver Circle Award -- Social Media - Best Use of Facebook (Pop. 72,000 and Up) - OC Parks Virtual Programming

 

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Orange County

2017

Best Flood Management Project of the Year - Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration Program

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Los Angeles 

2018

Best Flood Management Project of the Year - Wagon Wheel Creek Restoration Program

 

American Institute of Architects Orange County Chapter (AIAOC)

2011

25-Year Award – Orange County General Plan Implementation

Department of the Interior

2011

National Recreational Trail Designation – Santa Ana River Trail

2012

National Recreational Trail Designation – Aliso Creek Regional Trail

League of American Bicyclists: Bicycle Friendly Communities

2012

Bronze Award – Orange County, CA

California State Association of Counties (CSAC)

2010

All Honorable Mentions
Challenge Award
 – Caspers Wilderness Park Adventure Day
Challenge Award – CSUF Partnership
Challenge Award – Monarch Butterfly Day at Mile Square Regional Park
Challenge Award – Parking Management with Parking Concepts, Inc.
Challenge Award – Project Portal
Challenge Award – Recycling Program
Challenge Award – Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park Habitat Improvement Program

2011

All Honorable Mentions
Challenge Award
 – Mars and Stars Program
Challenge Award – OC Zoo and OC Public Libraries Collaboration
Challenge Award – Camino de Esperanza Program
Challenge Award – Romeo and Juliet Eagles

2012

All Honorable Mentions
Challenge Award
 – Annual Lake Management Program
Challenge Award – OC Parks Ranger Academy
Challenge Award – Heritage Hill Christmas Event Blogger Preview

2014

Merit Award - Haster Basin Recreation Recreation Park

California Parks and Recreation Society (CPRS)

2010

Recreation and Community Services Award – Second Sundays Habitat Restoration Program

2012

Creating Community Award of Excellence – Annual Lake Management Program
Champion of the Community Award – Supervisor Bill Campbell

2013

Marketing and Communications Award of Excellence  Print Publication – OC Parks Brochures

2014

Award of Excellence - Park and Facility Management - Irvine Regional Park Maintenance Yard

California Association of Public Information Officials (CAPIO)

2014

Award of Excellence
Print - Graphics
 – OC Parks Summer Concert Series

Awards of Distinction
Print - Photography
 – OC Parks Annual Report
Community Relations/Engagement - Special Events – Whiting Ranch Poker Ride

2015

Award of Distinction -- Video - Short Form -- OC Zoo "Get Wild" Video