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Awards and Recognition

2022  | 2021 | 2020 | 2019 | 2018 | 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 - 1989

Since its founding in 1934, the Park District has been a forward-looking agency. We are continually evaluating and adapting to changing landscapes to protect our parklands and to stay relevant to the communities we serve. We are committed to excellence and accountability within our agency. We  partner strategically with agencies, community organizations, and businesses to leverage our collective resources and knowledge for the greatest impact.

Over the years, the Park District has been recognized by peers, credentialing authorities and accrediting organizations for our leadership in financial management, public safety service, land preservation, land use planning, innovation in interpretive programming, community services, health and wellness initiatives and programs, and communications.

We are especially proud to have received recurring awards and recognition for the following:

  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA): Distinguished Budget Presentation Award Winner from 2005 to 2021 for our comprehensive budget documents that meet program criteria as a policy document, an operations guide, a financial plan, and a communications device.
  • Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA): Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting from 2000 to 2020 for our comprehensive annual financial reports that evidence the spirit of transparency and full disclosure.
  • Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA): Law Enforcement Accreditation in 2010. Advanced Law Enforcement Reaccreditation in 2013 and 2020; with Excellence in 2016. The accreditation recognizes our Police Department for excellence in public safety services, professional law enforcement, and management.

Below are awards and recognition that our Park District, Board of Directors, and staff received over the years.


  • California Association of Recreation and Park Districts (CARPD), Awards of Distinction for:
    • Outstanding Board Member: Director Ayn Wieskamp
    • Outstanding Volunteers: Ned MacKay and Carl La Rue (Volunteer Trail Safety Patrol)
    • Outstanding New Facility: Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay, Fremont
  • Society of Outdoor Recreation Professionals (SORP), Distinguished Service AwardDirector Ayn Wieskamp
  • American Horticultural Society (AHS), Great American Gardeners Awards, Liberty Hyde Bailey Award: Botanic Garden Manager Bart O’Brien
  • National Association of County Park and Recreation Officials (NACPRO), Outstanding Achievement in Parks and Recreation Facility Award: Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay, Fremont
  • California Parks & Recreation Society (CPRS), District 3
    Outstanding JEDI Impact Award recognizing EBRPD policies on Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion; staff implicit bias training; naming of Thurgood Marshall Regional Park District, Home of Port Chicago 50, establishing Juneteenth as a holiday; UN international Day of Peace; survey and listening sessions; numerous programs promoting and putting into practice JEDI principles.
    Outstanding Park Award for Dumbarton Quarry Campground on the Bay, Fremont
  • National Association for Interpretation (NAI), Region 9 Sierra Pacific
    • ​Master Interpretive Manager Award: Regional Interpretive and Recreation Services Manager Ira Bletz
    • ​Outstanding Interpretive Volunteer: Ed Valenzuela
  • American Planning Association Northern California (APA), Award of Excellence in Innovation in Green Community Planning: San Francisco Bay Trail Risk Assessment and Adaptation Prioritization Plan (RAAPP)
  • California Trails & Greenways (CTG), Merit Award - Planning: San Francisco Bay Trail Risk Assessment and Adaptation Prioritization Plan (RAAPP)

















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