Coppell Parks and Recreation (now Coppell Community Experiences) was selected in 2019, 2020, and 2021 as a Gold Medal finalist. In 2021, the department received the Grand Plaque in the Class IV (population 30,001 – 75,000) category. This honor is a result of Coppell’s intentional work to provide exceptional services and create unique experiences in City parks and facilities. A CAPRA-accredited agency, the department promotes quality recreational and educational opportunities that enhance the overall health of individuals and the community through responsible stewardship of natural and allocated resources.
A panel of five park and recreation professionals judged all applications to select the Finalists who then submitted a 5-minute video and their current strategic plan. Judges are chosen for their considerable experience and knowledge in parks and recreation on both the local and national levels.