Roswell Earns “Best Recreation & Parks Department”

ROSWELL, GA — The Roswell Recreation, Parks, Historic, and Cultural Affairs Department was recently named Best Recreation and Parks Department in the state by the Georgia Recreation and Parks Association. The city received the 2017 Agency of the Year Award for the 80,001–150,000 population category.

Roswell’s Strokes Camp, a popular summer camp program, was also recognized as the 2017 Outstanding Program of the Year. The program allows children ages 5 to 8 learn ground strokes in tennis, brushstrokes in art and swim strokes in swimming.

Roswell’s state honor comes just one month after the National Recreation and Parks Association recognized the department as best in the nation. The GRPA Agency of the Year Award acknowledges agencies for excellence and leadership in providing quality recreation parks, programs, and services to their citizens. Roswell has won the GRPA Agency of the Year nine times.

“2017 has been a banner year for Roswell, and I could not be more excited,” said interim Director Jeff Pruitt. “I am constantly amazed by the hard work and dedication of our staff and volunteers. We are also thankful for the overwhelming support we receive from the mayor, City Council, the Recreation Commission, and most importantly, our residents, whose support is the backbone of our success.”

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