NRPA Gold Medal Award

What Is the Gold Medal?

Gold Medal Award ApplicationAwarded by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management recognizes agencies from across the country for their ability to address the needs of those they serve through the collective energies of citizens, staff and elected officials.

What Does It Mean to Be a Gold Medal Finalist?

Coppell Parks and Recreation was selected in both 2019 and 2020 as a Gold Medal finalist. The department joined three other finalists in our class (population 30,001 to 75,000) that competed for the Gold Medal.

It is a huge honor to be selected as a finalist, and signifies that Coppell Parks and Recreation is one of the top 16 Parks and Recreation agencies in the United States and in the top four for our population size. The passion and commitment of our staff to deliver the best, quality services at our parks, facilities, programs and activities that we maintain make our community truly outstanding, and a standout in the Parks and Recreation industry.