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Awards - National, Regional & Local Recognition

St. Charles Park District is an award recipient of the prestigious National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management.

2016
Illinois Association of Park District's Best of the Best Intergovernmental Cooperation Award for the Norris Recreation Center partnership with Community Unit School District 303

Illinois Association of Park District's Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest in the Wildlife Category for a Swallowtail Butterfly and in the Sports Category for a Baseball Program

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Pottawatomie Park's new Bike Plaza and Outdoor Fitness Equipment

2015
Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Special Event Award for Primrose Farm's Night at the Mooovies

Illinois Association of Park District's Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest in the Sports Category for the Tiny Tots Track Meet

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Regency Estates Park

2014
Illinois Association of Park District's Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest in the Wildlife Category for the Ruby Throated Hummingbird

Illinois Association of Park District's Best of the Best Helen Doria Arts in the Park Award for the Park Dsitrict's partnership with the St. Charles Arts Council on the Charlie's Center for the Arts Events

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Belgium Town Park

2013
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Best of the Best Partnership Award for River Bend Community Park

Illinois Association of Park District's Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest in the Wildlife Category for the Hummingbird Moth

Illinois Association of Park District's Give Us Your Best Shot Photo Contest in the Sports Category for the BMX Biker

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Sustainability and Conservation Award for the Blandings Turtle Breeding Project at Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for River View Miniature Golf Course Courtyard Renovations

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Pottawatomie Park's Playground Project

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Charlemagne Award to Park Board Commissioner Gloria Klimek

2012
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Facility & Parks Award for River Bend Community Park

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for River Bend Community Park

2011
National Recreation & Park Association’s Best of the Best Award First Runner Up for the Arts in the Park Award for Sculpture in the Park

National Recreation & Park Association’s Best of the Best Award for the 100th Anniversary Celebration

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Facility & Parks Award for Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Facility & Parks Award for Otter Cove Aquatic Park

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for New Construction of Otter Cove Aquatic Park

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for New Construction of Hickory Knolls Discovery Center

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Renovations at Mt. St. Mary Park and Norris Woods

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for a Community Project with Wredling Middle School and the City’s Tree Commission

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the 100th Anniversary Celebration

2010
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Pottawatomie Community Center being named 15th Best 9-hole Course in America by Golf World Magazine

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the River Bend Community Park

ACEC-Illinois’ Engineering Excellence Special Achievement Award for the Randall Road Bike/Pedestrian Bridge

2009
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the Randall Road Bike/Pedestrian Bridge

2008
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Conservation Program Award for the Kane County Certified Naturalist Program

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Primrose Farm

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Community Image Award for Pottawatomie Park’s Water Feature Partnership with Aquascape

2007
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Facility & Parks Award for Pottawatomie Golf Course Renovations

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Mt. St. Mary Park’s Community Service Clubs Playground

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the completion of Pottawatomie Park’s Historic Pavilion and Tower

2006
Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Conservation Program Award for the Native Plant Demonstration Garden

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Community Image Award for Pottawatomie Golf Course Capital Improvements

Kane-DuPage Soil & Water Conservation District’s Dick Young Award presented to Naturalist Mary Ochsenschlager

2005
National Recreation & Park Association’s Great Lakes Region Partnership Award – 2nd Place for Campton Hills Park

Illinois Association of Park District's Joint Publication Committee Photo Contest in the Recreation Category for Sledding (2nd place)

Illinois Association of Park District's Joint Publication Committee Photo Contest in the Sports Category for Early Childhood Basketball (2nd place)

Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Outstanding Facility & Parks Award for Pottawatomie Community Center’s Adult Activity Center

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Community Image Award for Campton Hills Splash Park

Chicago Wilderness Conservation and Native Landscaping Award for the Native Plant Demonstration Garden

2004
Illinois Park & Recreation Association’s Conservation Program Award for the Nature Program Partnership with Community Unit School District 303

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the Pottawatomie Community Center’s Adult Activity Center

DuKane Valley Council Chandler Award for Title to Campton Hills Park

2003
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Community Image Award for Title to Campton Hills Park

2002
National Recreation & Park Association’s Robert M. Artz Citizen Volunteer Award to Park Board Commissioner James F. Cooke

National Recreation & Park Association’s Great Lakes Region Partnership Award – 2nd Place for STC Underground Teen Center

Illinois Association of Park District’s Mike Cassidy Commissioner Community Service Award to Park Board Commissioner James F. Cooke

Illinois State Governor’s Home Town Award for STC Underground Teen Center

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the East Side Sports Complex

2001
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Mt. St. Mary Park’s Skate Park

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the STC Underground Teen Center

2000
Illinois Association of Park District’s Rising Star Award to Park Board Commissioner Clint Hull

St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for Delnor Woods Park

Chicago Wilderness Conservation and Native Landscaping Award for the Campton Hills Park Natural Area

1999
St. Charles Chamber of Commerce Civic Image Award for the Fox River Native Plant & Education Services

1998
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Winner

Chicago Wilderness Conservation and Native Landscaping Award for the Native Plant Education Area

1997
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

1995
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

1994
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

1993
National Recreation & Park Association’s Gold Medal Award Finalist

 

 
   

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