Nominations accepted for parks and recreation award


The City of Encinitas Parks and Recreation Commission would like to recognize and honor the crucial role volunteers play in community parks, beaches, trails, facilities and recreation programs.

The Outstanding Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award shall be awarded in two categories each calendar year for an individual and community group who has shown a commitment to supporting outstanding parks and recreation experiences for all within Encinitas. The Parks and Recreation Commission is currently awarding the Outstanding Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award for work accomplished in the 2015 calendar year, January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015.

An Outstanding Parks and Recreation Volunteer of the Year Award recipient is a deserving individual and community group who demonstrates significant stewardship, leadership and/or commitment to preserving, enhancing and supporting parks and recreation experiences in Encinitas. Final awards are based on overall dedication, commitment, gained respect of community peers and demonstrated impact of those served.

The general public may nominate an individual by completing a nomination form and returning it to the City of Encinitas, Parks and Recreation Department, 505 South Vulcan Avenue, Encinitas, CA 92024 or e-mail to encinitasparksandrec@ between March 4 through April 8, 2016 only. Nomination forms, eligibility guidelines and additional details may also be found on the Parks and Recreation Commission page, found under Public Meetings at

Award recipients will be presented a City of Encinitas “Parks and Recreation Outstanding Volunteer of the Year Award” at a City Council meeting in May, along with a perpetual plaque displayed at Encinitas Civic Center.

For more information regarding these awards, please contact Marilee Gorham, City of Encinitas Recreation Superintendent, at 760-633-2754 or via email at